An image I’d like to share from one of my latest photo session I did with the guys of Concrete Jungle Earthship.
Amazing young people with an amazing idea. I do not even remember how they got in touch with me, it was one of this magical connection we manage to establish. I’m sure it was through my photography website but I’m very glad that had the chance to work with this energetic young souls.
So what is the story behind this photoshoot:
Well they were organizing an event where lots of people were coming to visit and Olivia, one of the members of the group, asked me if I could take a group photographs, before the event started. And after short chat and visit to the venue I was on for the job, especially because I had a new assistant, who joined me shortly before this request, and I was thinking what a better opportunity to get her introduced to the photography I do.
As usual I was short of time mainly because we had only 3 hours to setup an organize/arrange everything and then setting up the lighting. Yes the lighting, probably the most interesting part of the whole show. For this lighting scenario I decided to go compact, so I used 4 speedlights. I set up my camera’s white balance to tungsten so I turned all the ambient/neutral light blue, because of this I need to gel my main light with full stop CTO. Now speaking of main light I also need to mention that it was positioning high above the camera and my choice of light modifier was a light control panel 1 x 1 m, whic gave me a very large, soft and pleasant light to work with. Second light was positioned after the couch they were sitting on, the purpose of this light, which I gelled in blue, was to enhance the very low intensity of the natural ambient light coming from the window. By the way forgot to mention that in combination with the main light on the floor I had a golden reflector. The other two lights were supplementary lights so to enhance some small areas, one in the far left corner’s door and another one with grid and cto on the flower.
And here is the final image:
And here are behind the scene images, taken by Anna.