On Assignment: Myers Fletcher and Gordon Attorney’s At law Corporate Profiles

Soooo, I get a call from a friend that I used to work with during my keyboard mashing days as web application programmer, dude asks hey need to see some coporate profiles in your portfolio to show an interested client. Sadly I didn’t have any. Did I say well nahhh i dont got any sorry. I made a pitch. I’m capable of producing properly lit, properly exposed oh and good looking corporate profiles. I have the needed equipment and setup to make it happen. After a few back and forth phone calls It was confirmed. I’ld be shooting the corporate profiles for about 35 Lawyers at the firm. On the day of the project Jamaica was getting some crazy rains, Had a bit of transportation difficulties but I made it to the location on time 8:00AM (its been a long time since I have been up that early). My assistant @LinkinMcHenry however was late *2 days in a row might I add… work on that dude*. I had the whole set prepped and ready to go in a about 15 minutes. Backdrop support, white seemless paper, softliter as main light at 1/4 power at camera left and shoot through umbrella at 1/8 as fill to camera right. Shot with a 30D at 250th, f4 with a bit of modifications based on subject complexion if it required it. Difficulties faced was subjects that wore Glasses. I over came that by asking some to remove the Glasses and others I tried moving the mainlight and fill light slightly so the angle of incidence of the light wouldn’t affect me from my position. All in all that formula worked just fine. The images came out great. What I would change for my next project of this nature is add a third light for the background. to just nuke it. Just trying to be nice and make it extremely easy on the graphic artist would need to do the cut outs, Ensure I have my extremely long usb cable so i can shoot tethered and have the client seeing whats going on instantly and have an actual boom instead of having @LinkinMcHenry hold the softliter all...

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Portrait Session – In Studio
Jun13

Portrait Session – In Studio

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to do a small portrait session. What was cool about this was the client knew exactly what she wanted which meant all i had to focus on was Light, exposure and the rest was history. This time I threw the backdrop stands up and used a 6ft roll of studio white backdrop paper. Lighting Sb 28dx as Key-light shot through translucent umbrella Camera Left above subject about 3 – 4 feet away at about 1/4 flash power sb 400 as fill, shot into a reflective umbrella Camera right on subject height about 3.5 maybe 4 feet away at about 1/8th flash power The session took about 30 minutes give or take  5 minutes. Client was happy with her images and all’s well that ends well . My next entry should have something to do with Caribbean Fashion Week...

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A Tribute To Micheal Jackson
Jul05

A Tribute To Micheal Jackson

A friend of mine had this idea to do a Tribute to Micheal Jackson both in imagery and in writing. I’ve got zero rights to his penned Tribute but here’s the image I shot for him. This was also the last time I’ll be shooting with the sigma 28 – 70 f2.8 –...

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Strobist Studio Meetup April 3 2009
Apr17

Strobist Studio Meetup April 3 2009

Hey y’all its been a while since the last Strobistjamaica meet up. Partly because of drama with a location that we really wanted to shoot on. Water commission duped us twice in a row with access to the Mona reservoir. We’ve so over that location now though so its all good. This week we were able to shoot at pulse’s (yeah super model making, cfw presenter pulse) Studio. This was the fist indoor shoot for a strobist meet up. So our lighting was pretty consistent Didn’t have to tweak shutter speed or aperture much as everything stayed the same. And thanks to Greg there were some pretty powerful strobes (novatron 500’s x 3) and as a result of lack of communication we had 2 models (which is better than 1 so lack of communication for the win). Total crew was up to about 12 people i believe which included Tamara (MUA), Ayanna (model 1), (Gio’s model), Greg, Dameon, Ricky, Don Gio, Tonian, Peter Chen, David Madden (pass through), David (new to the group but talented), Taylor (me), our biggest turn out to date. What I learned from this exercise is it doesn’t only take a beautiful model. I mean it certainly makes it easier but You’ve gotta use the meat between your ears. Prepare, plan , prepare and then plan some more. have your concepts down before entering that studio and after nailing what you want.. if there’s still time go ahead and try some free styled / fun...

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Lighting Exercise: The weekend of Light
Mar02

Lighting Exercise: The weekend of Light

February ended pretty cool in my opinion. Friday night I had a field day.. erm night lighting glass followed by smoke at home in my recent studio (pics coming soon) which i turned a room at home into. Used foam core as the backdrop and base. Plexi Glass to pick up a reflection of the glass and the strobe behind the foam core backdrop to give that rim lighting effect on the glass. Here’s a sample shot from that whole session. I had a bit of color problems cuz of my horrid tungsten lighting. but a piece of white paper which i used as my white balance card to use a custom white balance sorted all of that out.

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