Workshop with Lisanne

Today Lisanne was our model for the workshop studio technique I.
This is my starters workshop, but I don’t concentrate on the simple camera settings in this workshop, most of the workshop is based on understanding the fundamentals of light and measuring.
Here are some of my favorite shots from today.

28 replies
  1. tim
    tim says:

    Frank jy is a meester, i tried some lighting techniques last night and i just got it horribly wrong, i have alot to learn in my journey as im dying to open my own studio, so i get lots of insperation from your work

  2. tim
    tim says:

    thanks that will be great, i was lucky enough to catch one of your talks in Dublin round September last year, would it be possible to send you shots ive tried to get some feedback, ive read alot of books but its alway difficult to put it into practice

  3. Thomas Sandberg
    Thomas Sandberg says:

    The last picture, Frank. ISO50, 1/115th and f11.
    What kind of strobe and setting did you use? I am struggeling with too much power output from my BX500Ri`s when doing dark pictures like that. How far from the model did you place the light? Deep Octa?

    If you want to use a bigger aperture for shallow dept of field, how do you do that using studio strobs? ND on the strobs, og ND on the camera?

    • Frank Doorhof
      Frank Doorhof says:

      It’s striplight with the lighttools grid.
      Here it was on full power, but aimed away from the model to get the light fall off on the wall the way I want it.
      With MF shallow DOF is not really a problem, with f11 it’s already rather shallow (I’m shooting with the 105-210 lens).
      When I really want shallow DOF on a DSLR I will use the modelling lights instead of strobe.

  4. Shawn
    Shawn says:

    Nice as always frank I did a shoot tonight like I tweeted to you earlier this week and I’m not tooo happy. If I were to share it can I tweet it to you?

  5. Simon Whyte
    Simon Whyte says:

    Great shots Frank! Thanks for being so active in the comments and answering questions, it’s really helpful 🙂
    Can I ask which lighttools grids you typically are using on the strip and deep octa? 30, 40 or 50 degree spread?

  6. Clinton Bryant
    Clinton Bryant says:

    Awesome shots Frank,

    I only just found out about you and your work after reading Scott Kelbys blog the other day and i have to say i really love your work and style of photography i will definetly be keeping an eye on your blog in future

    Any chance you will make it out to Australia for a workshop anytime in the future?


    • Frank Doorhof
      Frank Doorhof says:

      Hi, and welcome.
      Glad you liked the kelbytraining material, I love doing it.
      I could say I would love to come but to be realistic it’s a long way from home and to make that work it would mean doing at least a week of workshops that sell out over there 🙂

  7. Luc
    Luc says:

    That last shot striplight with the Lighttools grid only ?
    Love how that lighttool limits/aimes the light !

    Frank, I am not familair with striplights. What size would you advice to buy ?
    For the moment I own an “El Octa” and a Deep Octa, lovely modifiers but I sense that a strip light has it’s place as well to be used on it’s own or to provide some nice rim lights/accents !?

    • Frank Doorhof
      Frank Doorhof says:

      I love the 35×135 sizes, or the 50×135 but I choose the Chimera’s because they are slightly less wide.
      It’s with the lighttools grid indeed

  8. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I like how pictures are still beautiful with limited lighting. The angle of which the first picture was taken showed movements through the lines it created. The second picture though is quiet disturbing for me since the modelu2019s beautiful face was not beautiful at all due mainly to the exaggeration of her jawbones. The light fell mostly on her cheeks and exaggerated her jaw.nn

  9. julian bartley
    julian bartley says:

    I would say that your muse, Lisanne, did a great job by being cooperative. Your starting workshop seemed successful. The comments of Jessica are very specific per image. Based on her comment, I would say she is an avid photographer.

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