Friday, June 29, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
A profile on the school St. Marys for a local magazine. So my New Years resolution was to get away from flat lighting, put away the softboxes and umbrellas. I really into bare bulb and reflectors when shooting editorial people and 9 out of 10 time it works great. But not today ......... I have my main light 3/4 camera left and a back light 3/4 right behind the subject at + 1/2 stop to give seperation from the background. This dose not work well on a hot summer day when your subject is all dressed up and sweating. I spent more time retouching the images then shooting them.
Some images from the "Restroom Sign" Process. I tried lighting the sign everywhich was you could think of. I ended up using a flash light and painting with light @ 12sec. exposure painting on the left and right to bring out the texture from the paper. This did cause some funky shadows on the people and letters. I ended up pathing them off and adding seperate layers for each and filling with an off white and messing with the opacity and modes.
At first they wanted a gray restroom sign with teal letters. After 5 signs,6 cans of different spray paint, 2 hours of hand painting,staining a background and some test files the job was cancelled. So after some changes, my Clinical Trials "Restroom Sign" was back on this week. The client wanted a blue sign. Thank god I found 2 locally. The Hero "Closed For Cleaning" sign was out of proportion to the restroom sign. I think my assistant walked off with my giant Marks-A-Lot marker, a trip to the local Staples.... It only took @ 30 try's to get the right hand written sign. I set it up and started testing .... There was bleed through on the blue sign, so I had to pull it,mask it off, a trip to the hardware store to get another can of spray paint to paint the back. Got it back on set and shot it.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I was downtown the other day for a meeting. I had a teacher tell me one time to always carry a camera because you never know when a plane is going down, so I always try to carry a camera with me. I got out of my meeting and the Nifong case was getting out across the street. It was a media circus, I hpoe the first images shows that. I felt sorry for the Duke kids Reid and Colin after going through what they did and to come out and have cameras shoved in their faces. I'm to blame aswell I jumped on in .....
Friday, June 15, 2007
Got to shoot Frank Harmon the architect for a magazine the other night. It was rainy and overcast. I had always want to see his home, I've driven by it all my life. It was really nice. I used the Alien Bees outside and Profoto on the inside shots all with reflectors.
Doing a campaign for a cosmetic dentist and they paid for real talent. The images were shot with lots of contrast. The agency is doing some sorta "technicolor" process on them. I thought I was a Photoshop guru, but watching this guy do the technicolor process was crazy ..... He copied the all the channels 3 times did this and that blended,curves,levels selective color, I could go on and on ........... I haven't seen the final images. These were my picks.