This was a bit of a bonus shoot. The morning consisted of headshots for Saving You, an independent mortgage advisor. The usual corporate headshot kinda thing. However, the Managing Director is a huge camper van fanatic, doing his own conversions and getting away most weekends. And I just couldn’t miss an opportunity to have a bit of a play.
As a commercial photographer, I often find I’m switching backgrounds at a fair rate of knots. White, black and grey being the usual suspects. Not really an issue with most things, but anything that needs to be wall mounted is definitely a challenge.
This was one of those settings that on the face of it, should have been great. Farington Lodge Hotel had recently built this gazebo at the far end of their grounds, with electricity supplied with the intention of some lighting to provide a nice romantic ambience to the setting.
This was an interesting project. Very small, highly detailed and meticulously painted miniatures from the Games Workshop range. The images were to be used to promote the painting and build skills, and showing the detail was paramount.
This is a departure from my usual posts, as it’s not a lighting tutorial or a review of a piece of equipment. It is, however, of use to every Olympus shooter.
In a previous post, I discussed the problems of triggering studio flash when using the E-M1 mkII in HiRes mode, and the fact the Elinchrom HS trigger actually worked fine. This image is part of the high resolution portfolio for a client, and the reason I needed to find a solution to the issue of non firing studio heads.
This image was developed for use with the food photography side of the business and has become quite widely recognised since we started using it a few years ago.