Today I would love to show you how our schintz reclaimed background not only works great as a background but is also perfect for situations where you use smoke. As you can see in the following examples, the background really complements the smoke and makes it look great.
This is one of the most important things for a background for me personally. You should be able to use it in multiple ways. And the schintz reclaimed is really a textbook example of that.
As the main light here I use our rogue black umbrella with the sleeve. And accent lighting.
The nice thing about using a lightsource like the umbrella is that you’re able to control the lighting ratio between the model and the background really precise. Just change the angle very slightly and you’ll be surprised how much of a difference that makes.
Both the schintz reclaimed and umbrellas are in stock via frankdoorhof.com/shop
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I’ve been teaching workshops for a few years now, most workshops run for a full day and although very intense there is always so much more to learn, so most students visit the workshops several times. The reason for this is very simple, I never try to duplicate workshops, there are so many things you can do with lighting, location, styling, the models etc. that it would be a shame to teach the same workshop material over and over…..
For the one day workshops I have several themes, for example “working on location”, “working with artificial and available light”, “Duo shoots”, “Masks”, “Smoke”, “Retouching” etc. etc. all these topics are so broad that they are already difficult to jam into one day…. so last year the idea actually grew to do a multiple day workshop, however when I do something I always want to make sure that what I deliver is solid, there is no sense in doing a workshop in 2 days or 3 days that can be taught in one day by just talking faster…..
So slowly the idea for the “multiple day workshop” grew and got more shape.
After the first trials the students actually came up with the name and called it “The Ultimate workshop” and I have to say I agree and use that name for these workshops.
In 2-3 days you will get so much information it will make your head spin, we are working as a small team (group size is always limited to max 10-12 people depending on the location) to create literally a multitude of different scenarios. The ultimate workshops are the best workshops I can teach, and I dare to say, probably the best on the market if you’re into model photography.
What can you expect? Of course we work with our very best models during these workshops, so next to learning a lot you will also get a real portfolio boost. All workshops start with an Q&A session. In this session you can actually tell me what you want to learn and I will incorporate all these questions into the workshop ahead.
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