This had to be one of the most fun "Friday night shoots" so far. The theme was "zombie shoot", also know as "Night of the Walking Dead". Lisa Futterer from "Atelier Hair Art & Design" spent hours creating some fantastic make up effects. This was also our first attempt at shooting with a smoke machine in confined spaces...
by Christian K.
by Markus Meier
by Laura Gube
Next time I think we will use a much smaller smoke machine . We also played around with a few colour gels, the idea was to throw a bit of colour into the smoke. It didn't quite colour the smoke as well as planned, but did create some great hair and rim lighting.
by Scott Lewis
We mixed and matched a few different lighting set-ups. I haven't shown the smoke machine in the diagrams but it was almost always off to the right, I think we will have to add a smoke machine to the list of studio equiptment in the near future (but not one that can fill an entire disco in 2.2 seconds ).
One of the most interesting lighting set-ups we use was the image you see here bottom left. It is a variation of clam lighting. The key light this case is a large soft-box set up high with a a vertical strip light set down low as fill. You shoot from between the soft-boxes to create a fantastic light. I have use this light set up a lot when out and about with shoot through umbrellas, but its also works fantastic in the studio. We also played around with my ring flash for a while... but more about that another day.
I hope everyone enjoyed the workshop. We have few more shoots with Lisa planed for later this year.