Sunday, December 14, 2014

Quick unprompted Portrait Test Shoot...

December 13th 2014 - Minimal gear on-location portrait test shoot

We've been getting a lot more requests for large quantity on-location portrait shoots lately, and we wanted to "dial-in" a perfect and consistent recipe that would require to mobilize the least amount of equipment, and provide to best possible output, while being recognized as our own by our clients. 

As such, we asked a good friend of ours to come over, at short notice, to snap a few poses.  It being the holiday season, we also had fun adding a few colored gels on the backdrop light.  I think you'll agree that the results of this minimal set-up, yielded some pretty strong images.  

As you know, we're not against sharing our findings (and our knowledge), so in order to help our fellow photographers, you'll find below our camera settings, and a link to the entire set of images, and the details of the mobile studio set-up. (light position, strengths, etc...)

For you "haters", yes we know these aren't exactly Corporate style images, but the lighting technique remains the same.

Gear:        Canon 1Dx camera body, Canon 85mm F1.2 L-Series Lens
Settings:   1/100, F2.2, ISO 100
Studio:      2 Einstein heads, 1 white reflector, 6' grey backdrop

You can see the studio set-up and entire set of images... HERE