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Adv. Color Portraiture – Alien Bees In-Class Assignment

Sometime a light doesn’t work. Or it comes with a missing screw when you go to attach it to the backstand. Or the chord’s too short, and you switch that chord out for the one in the bag with the non-working light. Either way, backups are useful, and when you don’t have two lights, it gets time to be creative with one light.

During class we worked in groups to take pictures of each other for a couple hours. We were supposed to use a hair light, but seeing as we didn’t have the second light, we tried positioning each other on ambient light and against windows and reflections.

I had a large part of my fun in the editing process– playing with harsh light versus soft light can have very different results.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157626415138428/show/

SBibb_Alien Bees One Light

SBibb_Alien Bees One Light

SBibb_Alien Bees One Light

SBibb_Alien Bees One Light

SBibb_Alien Bees One Light

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#2 Beauty Light – Butterfly

For my Advanced Color Portrait class, we needed to use a beauty light. So I checked out a beauty dish from the photo checkout, and used my own alien bees and fabric backdrops (held up by ducttape, safety pins, and a curtain rod). I talked my friend Kel into being a model, and after the last face paint I did, decided to try something a bit more light hearted. I wanted to include some digital editing, so I used textures and a couple other techniques. In the meantime I had the song, “Butterfly” by Smile.dk stuck in my head the entire time I was working on these pictures.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157626069901626/show/

Song that inspired this shoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_qwUS8Uqjg

Beauty Light - SBibb

Beauty Light - SBibb

Beauty Light - SBibb

Beauty Light - SBibb

Beauty Light - SBibb

Beauty Light - SBibb

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Editorial – Class Assignment – Alien Bees Practice

These are pictures we took in-class after an Alien Bees Lights demonstation. I used Lightroom and Photoshop for post-processing.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623337480497/show/

Stephanie Bibb Editorial Alien Bee Lighting PracticeStephanie Bibb Editorial Alien Bee Lighting PracticeStephanie Bibb Editorial Alien Bee Lighting Practice
Stephanie Bibb Editorial Alien Bee Lighting Practice
Stephanie Bibb Editorial Alien Bee Lighting Practice

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