Just the opening party is over, a little shooting star visited our new studio last week. He was very interested in our equipment and nearly took everything apart.
Here are the results of the photo shooting and of course the used setup:
More pictures of the shooting:
TOP 5 experiences (or "Lessons Learned"):
- pay attention to clean the childrens shoes!
- use parents as a "view magnet"
- scheduling more breaks
- consider the child’s movement in the lighting
- stow everything safely
What are your experiences so far?
- Markus (Website)
Here's a post that might be unspectacular, but interesting concerning the lighting setup.
Scott was in the studio on the weekend, taking product shots. He had some ideas for each object regarding the outcome, so some requirements needed to be met.
1st he was shooting the old flashes, where the idea was to have them appear as they would fire.
The problem here was, that even on their lowest setting the power was to high, causing the reflectors to be totally overexposed.
After a few test photos, the solution came to be pretty simple. Scott just used a big softbox, aiming for the reflector of the flash, resulting in the wanted effect.
Additionally, he used two striplights diagonally from behind to diffentiate the flash's body from the black backdrop (Rimlight).
The 2nd product was a lens.
The idea here was to make the reflections in the lenses look as interestingly as possible.
The problem: Regular lightformers, like softboxes or striplights, look pretty boring in these reflections.
The solution was, again, simple - Scott used shoot-through umbrellas. Their reflection in the lenses made the lens look more interesting at once.
On a side note, we have updated the "About Us" page. ;)
It's been almost two weeks since the GIANT studio opening party.
The condition of the studio has nearly returned to normal, the mass of images are sorted and partially processed...
... now the time has come to provide you with just these.
We have made at least one picture of each guest. Not everyone was in favor of having the image to be displayed here, but we can show you a selection.
If you have the desire to disappear from this gallery too or to get your picture in high resolution, then please feel free to contact us.
Note the picture number you talk about, because the gallery mixes the images every time