Here are a couple from a last minute shoot of filmmaker/photographer Michael Sweeney from Everything to Nothing Studios.  You should check out his work.

 

Light Mike

Specs: Nikon D3, 35-70mm 2.8. 1/125th at F/13, ISO 200. I stopped down so much to get some nice diffraction spikes from the sun. WB was set to overcast for a bit more warmth. I decided to leave the lens flare to add to the “bright” feel. For the main light, I used an Elinchrom Ranger AS with an A head shooting at full power through a varistar brolly box to camera left. The wind can be thanked for newly dented umbrella in the setup shot 🙁

Dark Mike
Specs: Nikon D3, 17-35mm 2.8. 1/200th at F/9, ISO 200. For the main light, I used an Elinchrom Ranger AS with an A head shooting through a varistar brolly box to camera right. I also used a couple of gridded Q-flashes (one to light the foreground slightly and one out side of the frame to camera left as a rim). 

 

These were trigger by Elinchrom skyports. Both photos are 99% processed in Lightroom with minimal Photoshop. See setup shots for more details.

 Setup for Light MikeSetup for Dark Mike

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3 Comments

  1. michael sweeney
    on May 21st, 2010
    1

    i do have other sides to me, one with color. thanks dan, GREAT JOB!

  2. cale
    on May 21st, 2010
    2

    Dan, awesome job! The lighting looks great, I’ve been meaning to start experimenting with lighting. Really great shots!

    Cale

  3. Daryl
    on June 10th, 2010
    3

    Hey man,
    I’d just like to say thanks for including many of your production set-up photos and lighting set-ups. As a hobbyist photographer myself I always enjoy seeing how people achieve the end result.
    Cheers!

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