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Matt Mitchell - Biker Series

May 20, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
FR_FLH_2745, originally uploaded by smilepak.

Recently I tried out a few things I picked up from Jerry Ghionis seminar I had attended a couple of months ago. According to Jerry, he looks for the light. How can he bend it, shape it, and have give life to his photograph.

In this picture, I've tried similar technique. First, we look for a light source. At the location we were at, there was a single light source from above, which is a light pool. Second, how can we light up the subject? We didn't want to use off camera flash because that might require too much tweaking. So we had a handheld flashlight and a small 20W Sony video light. Using both of these, we aim the light accordingly. The handheld was at a 45 degree angle to the right of the camera focus on the female face with a feather touch on the male face. The Sony video light was 45 degree angle to the left of the camera focus on the female face.

With some magic pixie dust, a few chanting pray, we have a shot as you see here. Of the 7 shots tried, this is the one I liked most. I hope you will like it too. Here are a few others from the same night while trying out shots.

 
 

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