When we were planning the Friday night shoot for October Marco suggested a handball team that he knows would love some pics. Great but like always we don't just want to stand a few guys in front of the flash and call it a work shop... There has to be something special and a challenge to make it worth everyone's time. The concept was to get great portraitures where it was hard to hit the exact focus point. Either through a very narrow depth of field of though jumping movement of the team.
The first lighting set up we were shooting between f1.4 and 2.8 depending on what lenses the shooters had with them. If some one didn't have a fast prime lens then they could shoot at a higher ISO and f2.8. This kept the narrow d.o.f and we didn't have to change any light set-ups to match the shooters lenses.
The second part of the night was spent doing quick succession of jump shots, rapid fire, quick timing and with a lot more light. Here the challenge was to get the timing and the focus right as the guys and girls did typical hand ball jumps shots. Keeping the framing and composition usable in a confined space isn't the easiest thing to do.
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 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.
This workshop was all about "Rockabilly" and "Pinup" Style. Lisa, our makeup artist took care of the appropriate hairdos and makeup and was modeling as well alongside with Chrissy and Jessi. This shooting was completed with the corresponding music and props. This way again the outcome were some great photos in a familiar and much favored atmosphere
And as always it was a blast for everyone...
And the famous making of video!