What’s the light setup?

Loretta Lux’ Drummer boy

Part of her haunting and surreal Works IV, The Drummer  was made with 6 lights. Sometimes you need a lot of light to make it appear that you don’t. Camera: Nikon D2X with 50mm lens, set on tripod 2,4m from the child. Shot at 1/60, f8, ISO 100. Lighting: Since Loretta’s goal is

Frank Croes’ light setup for food

I’ve been a photographer for many years, more than 30, and I still have an interest in new areas of photography. Therefore I took a workshop of 12 hours given by a food photographer Frank Croes Antwerp. The basic light setups for photographing food, I know the tricks, but the fine tuning I ‘ve learned in this workshop. We

Annie’s shoot for Vuitton with Keith

Annie Leibovitz toured with the Stones in their hotdays early the 70s. She uses only one extra light and about 10 minutes shootingtime with Keith. It was simple and elegant, and she made that Keith looks very good, the right place for one light. Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III with 24-70mm lens, handheld

Student’s Lowkey setup

My students may only use one light when they start in the first year. One of the students of the group on Thursday evening have found a light setup on the Flickr community  using one light  to create a wrap aroud effect on the model. We’ve placed one strobe in the background pointed to a white board .The front side is black. Besides this

Katja Helsen’s Glass Soundtrigger

One of my students, Katja, have made a soundtrigger to catch these pictures when they are moving and hitting the wall.In her garage, she constructed a little studio. A flat surface, which is not  placed horizontally, serves as a glider for a skateboard on which five glasses are glued. The correct distance is calculated for the startingpoint of the skateboard.When

Adrian Weinbrecht’s Davidoff shoot

The shoot that Adrian Weinbrecht did for Davidoff is a typical HSS (High Speed Sync) technique.Using a short shutterspeed to blck the sunlight. This is what he wrote: I need 1/1600th Flash sync ! Why ? because I like to have choice when I’m shooting. The 3x images above are

Richard Avedon’s portrait of Willem de Kooning

This portrait of de Kooning taken in 1969 is a prelude to Richard’s American West series. Though it may seem it was taken in the studio, it was actually snapped outdoors in natural light. White paper is taped to the side of a house for the backdrop. Camera: Deardorff 8×10 with 360mm Schneider lens and Kodak

Studio Harcourt Paris

Studio Harcourt is located in Paris and is founded in the early ’30 of the 20e century. The style, that is typical for that period (Hollywoodlighting), they still use it. Camera: In the early day’s of the studio, they took pictures with a large view camera, now it’s al digital

Brad Trent’s Business People

  Brad Trent is an American photographer, working in NYC. This is a test for his serial about Business People.It is also a selfportrait. Camera: Mostly he uses Canon 1Ds Mark3 but  this is shot with a Hasselblad, 45mm, 1/125sec, f22 to get enough DOF. Lighting: On the picture you

Roger Hagadone’s Amish

Roger’s “naughty polygamist or Amish”,  it takes you a bit by surprise as you look from top to bottom. It was created with 5 lights. Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark3 with 50mm lens, set on a tripod 2,5m from the model. Picture taken at 1/125, f8, ISO 100. Lighting: The main key light

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