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Daylight In Studio

In Advance Studio we learned a trick to create a daylight appearance inside a studio setting. The trick is to use hot lights (continuous lighting) in conjunction with the daylight setting of white balance in your camera. To add some blue to the shadows, you can put a CTB (Color Temperature Blue gel) on the inside of a flash softbox (make sure it’s not too close to the bulb, though, to avoid damage). In the product shot I tried to bounce the flash off blue paper to get a sky effect, and my professor suggested lighting from beneath the table to get the rising sun gradient effect in the background. In the picture with peeps, I used the CTB method.

Mock Product Shot_SBibb

Peeps in a Pot

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Senior Portrait Tips – Lisa and Heather

Unlike the first two photoshoots I did of my free senior photo shoots, this one was two hours. Lisa and Heather are sisters, and decided to do both thier senior photo shoots at the same. This actually had a big advantage– while one did an outfit change, the other could be getting their pictures taken. Plus, with two hours, we made it into my preferred outdoor lighting, which allowed for more creativity on my part with thier pictures. That being said, I’m thinking of offering a special deal┬áto seniors who want to pair up to have senior portraits done.

For the outdoor and library shots I used the Canon 580EX Flash to add light to the pictures. Backlighting the seniors against the sun then adding flash for fill works really well for emphasis and a neat lighting style. I’ve been using the school’s flash, but I’m thinking of picking up one for myself to use when I start up my senior portraits business.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157626247284825/

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

Lisa And Heather Senior Portraits_SBibb

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