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.
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.
The last shoot for 2011 was was a bit of a mix. The first theme was a body builder who transformed over the night from someone in a business suit to a masked Mexican wrestler. Secondly we had 2 new models strutting their stuff, they also mixed it up a bit with body builder.
A special thanks to our models |links| for a great job and putting up with all out crazy ideas.
We only use 1 basic light set up but changed light formers during the evening. The was we could have a similar fell and flow through the photos but have different looks and affects to match the situation. As the evening went on we added a smoke machine and coloured filters to the hair light this changed the atmosphere of the images witch was planned as a part of the transformation over the evening. Also that way we didn't have to adjust the key light.
Well that almost wrappers up the last shoot of 2011 Thanks every one who participated and contributed to all the work shops in 2011 but what we have planed for 2012 will be even bigger and better......
And finally the world famous making of video.
The Zumba Friday night shoot was based all around getting the timing right. Zumba instructor Nadine and "speedy" danced their hearts out , repeating steeps and move so we could capture the perfect moment.
To give the girls a rest each time we changed photographers we changed dancers. And for the second round we checked that each photographer was paired up with the other dancer. What was amazing was that they had just done a one hour Zumba calss then raced direct to the studio for a 3 hour shoot. Thanks so much for the effort you put in.
I had 2 very different lighting set-ups planed for the evening. I with a blown out what background and one a lot more colourful.
And now to finisher it all for the world famous video.