After our super hot summer shooting we invited some friends to shoot with expired film on the "Bierbörse Karlsruhe". There has been enough film for everybody. Here you can find the impressing results of all shooters:
Aurora.Luna (Revueflex SC2)
Jana Deichsel (Canon EOS 1000 FN, 50mm f2)
Jörg Zablonski (Nikon FG-20)
Lennart Jütte (Kodak Retina IV)
Markus Wochele (Canon)
Marco Spalluto (Leica M6, Summicron 50mm f2, Lomo Blitz)
Wookeeh (Hasselblad 500c)
It is a hot summer in Karlsruhe. As an alternative to our friday-night shootings we offer 10 blog readers something special:
We give ten lightGIANTS-blog readers the expired films. We looking forward to your results.
We meet on Friday at 7 pm at the Karlsruher Bierbörse. There we give you one of the films. If you want you can start or have a drink with us there.
We will show the best results on this blog.
If you want to join this Workshop, please make a comment on this post and tell us why you want to be a part of this. If you can pick up your film in Karlsruhe you can take part.
On the 25th of May another Friday Night Shooting started with the topic "Gothic". In this shooting we worked with 2 female and one male modell. With a small amount of light we worked on strong images of our modells.
On this time some pictures have been taken by analog cameras. One the first sight there are not so many differences. Without the feedback on the camera-display, these pictures are the result of the digital testing with our digital cameras.
End of April it was time again for the Friday Night Shooting. This time with the theme "Roaring 20s" and it was about the visual impact of the 1920s. Lisa was back with her makeup & hair art and acted as a model as well. In addition, Tamara and Kate did a really great job. The cameras were set to b/w, the facial expressions and poses were inspired by the typical images from this period and some participants even photographed with film!
As alway we had a lot of fun, even if the pictures look pretty dry, but that's the style of the 20s!
Due to time constraints there are sadly no makingof videos. But we hope that after the summer season there is enough time again for the popular Behind the Scenes Videos of the Two Dudes!
The idea behind this shoot was based on several youtube videos and DVDs I have watched over the last few years. They were all about using just the minimum amount if equipment to get the best result. As several of the last work shops have had quiet complicated lighting set ups I thought it would be great to use just 1 Bowens flash and 1 or 2 reflectors. Although I limited the number light sources I didn't want to limit the light modifiers, this way we could create totally different looks easily e.g. Hard light vs Soft light, Direct light vs indirect light or Large light source vs Small light source.
It was a long night.... With 4 models and 5 lighting setups we ended up shooting for about 6 1/2 hours. So thanks every one for putting in such a great effort. We started of with a large Octobox behind the models and 2 reflectors in-front, we shot from a position between the reflectors. This achieved a strong back lighting and the reflectors threw enough light into the faces that the models weren't just a silhouette. This lighting design can deliver great results but you need to keep the "Inverse square law" in the back of your head. The next few set ups were variations of 1 softbox and 1 or 2 reflector. The last set up was 1 large parabolic dish set up opposite a sofa.
I also deliberately used different depth of field for each set up this way each lighting construction had a totally different feel to it. To add to the different feel we shot different poses head shoulders, 2/3 body , full body and sitting. Everyone had a great evening which makes me happy, as I put a lot of time and effort into organising the Friday night shoots. I have at least 5 or 6 more one flash set ups floating around in my head so there may be a "Creative Minimalism 2.0" latter this year.
Unfortunately our in house video production crew (2dudes) were busy and couldnt make it to the shoot ..... But thanks to M-Arx and Thorsten, they shoot some "making of" footage during the night so that the 2 dudes had something to edit.