Last night was an evening of learning about the various lighting set ups and being able to use the set ups to take pictures of models. Before the evening started Brian Worley set up the lighting equipment with several helpers. We had four models to photograph with two lighting set ups which involved the use of remote flash units to fire the the lights. Brian had about three of these remote units available and some members had their own to use.
Both the set ups using remotes had either Brian or Chris Andrews advising and helping. The lighting had been set to shoot at speeds of around 125 per second and we were given the best Apertures and ISO settings to use. This was also an experiment to try and adjust them if they were not working for one’s camera.
There were a large number of members attending the evening and we were split into four groups. Our group had seven Nikon and one Canon user.
The first set up was with model Emma where one light was placed above and to the right of her and one light was behind her with a red filter to turn the trees in the scenery at the back into a red sunset glow. It turned out only the Canon remote worked both the lights, so seven of us did not get the sunset look. We only had the one Nikon remote which after several shots we had to pass on the remote to the next person. If we had had two we could have adopted the Zulu battle approach with one sitting down and changing it whilst the other fired the shots lol. However, the lighting gave us all wonderful shots and in the end I did not really know which ones to pick for this blog.
The titled picture is by Brian Worley and the model is Imogen
and this next image was also Brian’s of Kayleigh
Our group were to photograph model Emma
I thought at home I would try it in monochrome
The next session we were using model Desmond Fox
The images were coming out a bit bright for me so I increased the shutter speed. This I found did not work so maybe I should have lowered the ISO to 100 and not 200
The next session was with Kayleigh where the lighting was softer and reflectors could be used to light the left of the face.
This IMO opinion was my best shot of the evening but what do I know lol
On this shot I got down on my knees but could have probably used a tripod to get up again lol.
However, some of us got into a lower position
did i take this shot in a tenpin bowling alley lol
Next it was back to Desmond Fox for me under the softer lighting
This one without the light in his glasses
Finally his famous Godfather pose
The last session was with Imogen who at first had soft light on the top left
Thought I would try another monochrome at home
Then a small box light was place waist high pointing up
Then Imogen gave a change of pose
Finally this shot.
It turned out to be a super evening and thank you to all models, Emma, Imogen, Kayleigh and Des Fox for their patience and to Brian Worley and Chris Andrews for their time spent setting it up and assisting us all.
Next week is
Guest Speaker – Micki Aston
Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 20:15 to 22:15
Micki will be joining us to present, what makes a good image/what the judges are looking for and the Art of Mono.