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Shop Light Photography

Hi Guys,


I just did this entire session with about $20 worth of lighting. Here’s the deal – I’ve  been getting a lot of e-mail’s from newer photographers saying things like.. if I only had all the equipment you had etc… I could produce the same results. This got me thinking (which is very scary) that I should do an entire session with very basic lighting or possibly even my pocket camera to prove that it’s not just the equipment, but the the understanding of how to use the equipment and how to “see light”. Maybe I will do my next session with my iphone, or my Canon G20.


Here’s one of the images from the shoot. Let me know what you think and give me some feedback as to what you would like me to blog about next.



Here’s a pull back shot from the entire session. One shop light overhead on boom as the main light, one down low to fill in the shadows, and one on boom as the hair light. The black thing in front is the fan I used to blow her hair to create some movement in the image.



Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, 1/200 sec @ f2.8., 70mm – 200mm lens, ISO 800.

Keep shooting… Mike


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