So, time to kick this thing in the pants and get writing once again! I plan on several series on my personal projects as well as other topics such as in-person-sales, lighting, and post-production. Have ideas for articles you would like to see?
Photography In the Shawshank Prison
|Jennifer In The Shawshank Prison|
Lighting the Scene
The lighting for this was relatively simple, as we had a medium softbox (2x3) gridded and boomed overhead with the help of my voice-activated light stand, Gary Box. "Gary, move that a little to the left please." :-)
Post ProductionAs for post production on this image, I decided to go with a rare black and white conversion. Usually, I love the colors and don't care for black and white. However, the contrast here in this conversion is just a much more powerful image. I do not use any presets for my black and white conversions, I just fiddle with settings inside of Capture One until I have happy with the result. By the way, that is how I treat pretty much every image and why presets and I don't tend to get along. I want each image to have its own voice, and using a preset means it never really had a chance to be all it might have been. Of course, if there is a series and I am looking for visual continuity, then I might create a preset based on my tweaking of the main image and apply it to all of the others in the series.
If you are interested in how I use Capture One, I have started some Capture One tutorial youtube videos on my culling workflow, color grading, and other goodies.
Photography Equipment I Used
Sony A7Riii - Dumped all my Nikon gear and moved to Sony. So happy I did!
Sony 24-70mm GM Lens - This is my primary lens for just about everything.
Godox AD200 strobe on a boom. Plenty of power and lasted the entire day.