While we were doing the "Studio 101" workshop the topic of different light modifiers came up a lot. So we decided to run a workshop based on that exact idea "Beauty dish vs Soft box". The concept was simple, we set up a large soft box 45degrees to the model and took a few photos. Once every one had taken a few photos we swapped the soft box for a white beauty dish, then a silver beauty dish and finally a silver beauty dish with a honey comb grid.
Caroline, A dress maker from here in the area modelled her fantastic hand made Tudor period dresses for us. Thanks for the fantastic work and amazing dresses.
After everyone had tried out all the different light formers and we had discussed the differences it was time to get down to some serious shooting. We set up the "Pseudo Light ring" again and spend the next hour or so getting some fantastic shots
As we didn't move the lights around much there isn't a lot in the way of lighting diagrams this time, due to the fact that we simply changed light modifiers so we could compare the differences.
And las but not least our behind the scenes video and a group shot.
In the beginning we all share the desire for our own studio ...
We've known us for some years through our joint activity on flickr.com, an international photo platform, and the local "Flickr Klub Karlsruhe" group.
All together we are ambitious photographic artists from the area of Karlsruhe.
Then, when suddenly through an unforeseen circumstance a potential location was available, everything went reletiv quickly. Without further ado, the room was inspected, we adapted the ideas and conditions and on June, 14th 2010, the lightGIANTS were founded by Thomas Reimann, Scott Lewis, Markus Wochele and Stefan Janeschitz with our own photo-studio.
From then on was first: set up and renovate the room.
You will find some posts about this on our blog.