I had a lovely test shoot with local Toronto emerging actor Patri Erdei on Thursday morning. So far Patri has had a number of background appearances in TV and film, but has no portfolio to speak of yet. She had also never shot in a studio before yesterday.
I shot several different lighting styles from ambient window through contrasty spotlight over three and a half hours. This portrait caught my eye while reviewing the days catch.
Neewer TT560 in Westcott Apollo 28" softbox C-L front; TT560 in Apollo Strip with 40 degree grid C-R behind, Pentax AF540FGZ with 1/8" Honl Speedgrid aimed at black background C-R. Silver reflector C-R.
This posting is a day too late to celebrate International Women's Day as I'd intended, but it's the thought that counts, anyway. So here's a woman.
This is one of many great left-over shots from my 2012 studio shoot that produced the images for my series Postmodern Pinups. I'm going through my Lr back catalog for stuff I missed and this one popped up.
I had dragged a crate of props along to the shoot, including this book with a very colourful cover: Basic Television Principles and Servicing, Fourth Edition, Bernard Grob, (c) 1975. It's from one of my college courses, and I have no idea why I'm hanging onto it.
I handed it to Dee, the model, and instructed her to pretend to read it. So she opened it up and immediately began to read aloud to us from the chapter on Deflection Oscillators. She managed to make the material sound quite spicy and made it very hard for us to concentrate on shooting. I think it was the sub-section on Synchronizing the Multivibrators that did us in.
Model/HS: Dee Steller MUA/Wardrobe: Chantelle Krupka Artistic Director/photo/retouch: Bruce Walker
Pentax K20D, DA* 50-135/2.8 @ f/10, 50mm, 1/160th sec, ISO 100 Two Bowens 400 W-S strobes in 3x4 softboxes; Two bare 400 W-S Bowens strobes on backdrop. Lr + Ps