After hearing from many workshop participants they would like to follow our photography adventures, we are starting a blog. Of course, it will be fun to show our latest work! Folks also mentioned they wanted an educational angle to the blog, and that is exactly what we had in mind in the first place. We will show you some images, talk about how we photographed them, and give you specifics so maybe you can learn a few new tricks from our experiences. We also are going to incorporate multimedia into the blog, from stills with audio to video of behind the scenes of the photo shoots.
This image was taken in Santa Barbara a few days ago on a Photo Quest Adventures (www.photoquestadventures.com) flash clinic workshop. We spent an intensive few days in the classroom covering everything from TTL flash to portable studio packs. Three blocks from our hotel was the beach, the perfect location to photograph a variety of models and activities. Alycia was an incredibly versatile model, covering everything from athletic scenes to fashion. She also is an amazing singer. The lighting on this shot was pretty straightforward: one 53 inch Elinchrom octabank softbox, 1/250 at F16, Elinchrom Ranger pack with Skyport wireless system. The lighting was accenuated by underexposing the background by almost two stops. We further darkened the image in post production, as well as added some vignetting.
Stay tuned for more soon!