Today just some images from Nadine I shot during the workshops we did for Studio76 in Eersel.
Last week I was at the SWPP in London with Nadine and Annewiek.
During the SWPP I taught several seminars for the SWPP but was also of course active on the Elinchrom booth for our friends from the flash centre.
Today some images from the booth.
During demos it’s always hard to come up with something creative, it’s a short time and space is often limited, plus there are a lot of people watching. In this case however when you bring someone like Nadine it gets a bit easier. But I hate to do the same thing every time so we decided to create something fresh for every shoot. The shoots were app. 30-45 minutes so it couldn’t be too complicated. One of the things I really love to do is add a little bit of added story to an image by for example using props, and what is a better prop than a camera right? In this case my Leica R film camera was used. The shots were mostly done with the 85mm Lensbaby, I love this little lens for it’s versatility and tilt option, it really gets you something creative, especially when shooting into a light source and using your hands as a sort of lenshood really can give some creative stuff.
I think this is one of my favorite shots from the series, here I shot straight into the light source and metered for Nadines face, so no extra light source was used, just the reflection of some backgrounds on the stage. A little bit of luck always helps of course, but I’m pretty happy with the outcome.
Today the final set from the Beltcraft studios workshops.
You’ve now seen 3 sets already and today the fourth.
Normally during the workshops I always try to show 3-4 completely different sets, these sets are always different, depending on the l0cation we are in, the mood I’m in (or the model/group), the light we use etc. etc. in this case we had to be out of the studio within 20 minutes after the last set (3) and because there were no further questions (we already talked a lot) I decided to see how far I could push myself (and Nadine) and took the challenge to create a complete set in 20 minutes…. and yeah the 20 minutes was including hair and makeup……. oempf.
But Nadine is fast and 5 minutes before the end time I could shoot.
In this case we already set everything up before Nadine walked up the set so in theory everything should be fine…. and luckily it was (thanks to the meter of course :D).
By moving around Nadine I created 3 different looks (also one with a more zoomed out view) and these images.
For the next set we used a corner of the studio that was available with an unique prop, well I never worked with something like this before.
Nadine had the perfect outfit for this….. a cross between fashion and a gymnastic Ninja 😀