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Studio Portrait Lighting taught by Kirk Tuck

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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? Hi everyone. I was recently in New York City showing off a new camera for a major manufacturer. We set up a small "studio" in part of the client's trade show exhibit space and added some simple lighting. Most of the shots I did were done with only one or two lights and they were done in a crowded and noisy environment. The important things were to tune out all the distractions and concentrate on getting beautiful light on the models. I used one small (24 by 36 inch) soft box as my main light and I used another lighting on the gray, paper background. My camera was a "cropped sensor" or APS-C camera fitted with a 60mm macro lens and I mostly worked at apertures around f7.1 so my model could move a bit and I would still be able to keep sharp focus on her face. The flashes were triggered with a Pocket Wizard radio trigger set and it worked really well. My two models were Gloria and Nauomi. Take a look at what we were able to pull off in the middle of a bustling trade show.....

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? The most important technique I could think of in this situation is to concentrate on what's going on in front of the camera instead of getting distracted by all the noise and activity around me. And that's a great lesson for me because on a photographic set in the studio or on location there are all sorts of distractions. Tuning out the stuff that isn't important is a good skill to have. I'm still working on it myself...

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The 2nd one of the smiley one as a cut corner on the upper left, was is done on purpose. If yes which effect where you after?

12/06/2013 Flag