I did a shoot a little while ago with 2 other photographers Benjamin Von Wong and Renee Robyn at my parent's historic 10,000 sq.ft. studio in Welland Ontario. The 3 of us split up and took turns shooting different models with amazing clothing line by Wendy Ng. I had a few minutes to shoot Adam downstairs in a dark studio. I shot most of the images with the camera picture control set to black and white. I loved the hand painted background. Adam did some fantastic jumps and I was able to freeze the action with my Broncolor studio lights with soft boxes on either side of the subject. The detail on these with my Nikon D800E is outstanding. Roll over each image to see the exposure info.
Photographer: Kristian Bogner
Model: Adam Joshua Norrad
Makeup Artist: Shawna Downing
Hair: Faye Crasto
Designer: DYSTROPOLIS by Wendy Ng
People always tell me they wish they had studio lights but cannot afford them. Well don't let that hold you back. Yessss I love my Broncolors... But you can still get amazing results, sometimes you just have to think outside of the box. These shots were taken with one small Nikon SB-900 Flash, which I used in a few of them to fill in the shadows with the dome on top pointing up, a small silver/silver-gold reflector (a staple in my Camera Bag), and Two Lights and Stands that I bought at The Home Depot for less than $50.
I was in Las Vegas and was given an opportunity to shoot for a dress designer. It was unplanned and I was unequipped, but thanks to The Home Depot and a bit of creative thinking I pulled off a fabulous shoot. You can get some great results using tungsten lights, and it is a great way to learn as well because you can see exactly what the light is doing. I chose a silver back reflector light fixture that clamps on a stand and then I found some large bulb lights (similar to those in a bathroom around the mirror). These were each very cheap and I could have clamped them to a chair. It was the stands that brought my hardware store total up to $50.
Give it a try, grab some tungsten lights, set your camera to white balance tungsten and shoot some fashion. Let me know how it works out.
I have been a fan of all things that go fast for as long as I can remember and have had the opportunity to shoot and fly in many of these amazing Private Airplanes over the last few years. That's why I was very pleased when I got the job to shoot the large fleet of Luxury Aircrafts for Sunwest Aviation, Calgary. In May 2009 I received several awards at the Professional Photographers of Canada National Convention for the above image. Awards included, best Industrial Image in Canada, Judges Choice award as the top Commercial Image in Canada, an Award of Excellence and the image accepted into the National Archives as one of the top 40 images in Canada for 2009.