Here are some images from my fashion editorial shoot with Portland, Or couture fashion designer, Shell Bell Vanity. Here we wanted to focus the "hotter," more festive feel of these accessories. Great work by our model, Arianna, as well! Check out our gallery for some of the other fashions we captured on this shoot!
For our Fall 2015 workshop I decided to revisit a movie that had left a big impression on me when I was a child; Jim Henson's 1982 classic "The Dark Crystal." The concept was a "reimagining" of the movie's main characters, evolving them thousands of years and, well, putting them in a fashion show. We recreated the Gelfling ruins from the original movie and reached out to local fashion designers to assist us with our vision, enlisting the help of Adam Arnold and two time "Project Runway" winner Seth Aaron. This is our "fashion Skeksis" rocking an increadible Seth Aaron evening dress.
And here is our "evolved" Gelfling fashionista, rocking a pair of Fluevog boots and a Fizzgig handbag. Arianna doing a great job bringing out her inner elf.
Here are some more images from my fashion editorial shoot with Portland, OR based couture fashion designer, Shell Bell Vanity. We tried for a more cinematic feel with these pieces. The Gamilight lighting modifiers worked great for this and the feel was pulled off fabulously by our model, Arianna! Check out our gallery for some of the other fashions we captured on this shoot!
I was in Portland, OR recently the Da-Da Salon to shoot a series of images fro Event Cosmetics. While I was there Alexandra and I decided to experiment a bit using a single-light, high-key lighting setup I had seen in a recent article by Jack Hicks Photography, published on PetaPixel. In this setup he had cut a hole in a standard 40 inch reflector which he set up in front of the model, with a large light source directly behind the model (in my case I used my Paul C Buff White Lighting 1200 with a 64 inch PLM). Then you shoot through the hole in the modifier and it acts like a super big, super soft ring light! It took quite a bit of dialing in to get the lighting where I wanted it and, even then, I had some challenges with a loss of contrast due to the dynamic range between the super-bright background and the relatively low amount of reflected light coming back to the model (not to mention the amount of light spill pointing directly into the PLM). However, once I got things dialed in I was really happy with the results! You can see Jake Hick's original article here, try it out and see what you think of this lighting setup!
For our winter workshop we converted the Dark Crystal Reimagined set into a Celtic inspired "Winter Forest Fantasy," complete with carvings of the Celtic "Tree of Life," thirteen fresh-cut winter alders, German glass glitter, and over 60 gallons of snow. Portland, OR couture fashion designer Shell Bell Vanity decided she wanted to use it to showcase her "European inspired" winter collection.
This was one of the shoots I used for my Gamilight Octave 53 lighting modifier review. The location was Bridal Veil Falls on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge, just outside of Portland and was a lovely place to shoot. I was very happy with the results, especially considering we had a couple lights take a swim in the river. Be sure to check out the other half of this "test" of the Gamilight Octave 53 in the "Urban Fashion Octave 53 Test" gallery, as well as full Octave 53 review here.
This is one of the test sessions I did with Alexandra Renee for a review I was writing for the Gamilight Octave 53 lighting modifier. For this test I wanted a wide variety of images, so we started out with a few long-exposures at a Max light-rail station in Portland, OR before moving to some portraits at OHSU. We finished the session with a more "fashion" look at a very colorful location we found by the waterfront. I have included a couple images showing my placement of the modifier as well. Be sure to check out the "River Beauty" session I did with Alexandra Renee as a part of this review. Oh, and you can find the full review here!
I recently picked up a few colored flash gel sets from Jack Hicks Photography and tested them out on a couple shoots with my speedlights and Gamilight flash modifiers. I was really impressed with range of colors available but have a long way to go before I get proficient with this lighting technique. Check my blog for a formal review!