Tag Archive for: lighting

Aisha a new model

Some results from the testshoot with Aisha.
She will be joining us as workshop model soon 😉

Testshoots are short 1-2 hour sessions in which we try different things that will give me a good idea about what would happen during a workshop.

When I’m looking for workshop models I actually prefer non experienced model. Not that a pro model can’t give you great results. But during workshops I strongly feel it’s an added layer of learning when you work with a starting model. Seeing most people have problems directing the model. (including me ;))

Ofcourse using our clickpropsbackdrops 😉

Using blinds

One of the things I love to do during workshops is using blinds. It’s a great tool to explain the way shadows work in combination with the distance of the light. And you use it from different angles ofcourse. It’s a great story telling took.

Today some results from the workshop with our model Felisa

The perfect background to enhance smoke

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

Walk around the model

Using our #rogue black umbrella with sleeve on our model Claudia
Background : Emerald punch from clickpropsbackdrops

During the workshops I always give a lot of attention to this super simple “move” that will give you so much more out of your shoots.

By walking around the model you can get totally different looks from your shoot. The umbrella is awesome for this because by slightly tilting it you can have total control over the amount of light hitting the backdrop.

So the next time you do a shoot don’t shoot from one location…but move around. Sometimes just a little bit can make a huge difference.

And one more thing 😉

Because of the coming black Friday we start early
Order ANY #rogue product from www.frankdoorhof.com/shop and we will send you my brand new full length tutorial about speedlights for free.

Only for the Benelux customers