Monday, November 15, 2010

Atlanta Nikonians Workshop

Very sorry for not blogging recently, I've been working very hard these past 3 weeks. I've been shooting several corporate assignments as well as teaching for Nikonian's, Santa Fe Workshops and the Popular Photography Mentor Series.

Today's post is about a recent Nikonian's lighting workshop in Atlanta, GA. The workshop was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the trendy area of Atlanta known as Buckhead. Our model for the workshop was a charming young lady by the name of Tatianna. She's a makeup artist as well as an aspiring model working in Atlanta.

One of the many lighting techniques I enjoy sharing with students is the simulation of sunlight. When I'm scouting a new location, I am making notice of any available window that I might be able to push light through. My hotel room was on the 14th or 15th floor, not the sort of room that you might normally think about being able to get your light up to. In this case, I had a corner suite and a view of the elevators across a portion of the atrium.

In the above photo you can see the room where Tatiana was seated in the top photo. I used a ball bungee to hold two SB-800 strobes together. I placed a full CTO gel on each of the strobes to provide additional warms to the image.

My base exposure was based on the lamp in the room, as I wanted the lamp to appear on in the photo. My setting were ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/80th sec. Once I reached this determination, I than turned on my flashes and set the power which allowed for an exposure of f/2.8.

Here is one of the workshop participants sharing images with Tatianna on the sofa.

When ever I walk into a new location, I am always looking for all the possible options available to me to make light. Just think, it could have been raining outside and your still able to bring a bit of sunshine into the photos.

I just got back from my Mentor Series Trek to Egypt, over the next several months I share some of my experiences and images with you. My next Mentor Series Trek is to the California Coast, the central coast that is. Carmel, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Garrapata State Park and the famed Pebble Beach. For more information regarding this trek and many others, click HERE.


Prettypics123 said...

David. I like your work. That is an artistic quality to your professional work. I can see I have a lot to learn yet. Just purchased a tripod and remote shutter release yesterday for low light macro photography. I am currently campground hosting in Big Sur. I'll read more about your planned trek in the area. Take care... (I would love your honest comments on my work if you have a few moments.)

David Tejada said...

Hi Levonne: I'd be happy to look at your work. DT

Jhon Davis said...

Great man! you have aperture on the right place. I like the way they were taken.

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