Tag: elinchrom

Portrait Shoot with Chloé

Chloé Jean is a Life Coach and Stunt Training Actress based in the Midlands. She approached me to get some portraits for her various web and social media sites. Rather than use a studio we were to shoot at her home so this was another great opportunity to use the portable studio set up I’ve

A Portable Studio: Part II – The Equipment

In a previous post I discussed how I had decided to invest in my own studio lighting that I could easily pack up and transport with me when doing studio shoots. This has the obvious advantage I don’t have to rely on the vagaries of what’s on offer at the

A Portable Studio: Part I – The Results

For most of my past studio work I have relied on the lighting provided by the studio that I rent. This has worked out reasonably well: I get to use a variety of different lights, I don’t need to carry lights with me and the cost of purchase, maintenance etc

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It – Shoot 2

This is my second shoot based on the lighting examples provided by Scott Kelby in his book Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. The first shoot is documented here. This time I’m going for Scott’s 1 light soft glamour set up. In this arrangement I just have my Elinchrom RX 4 and

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It – Shoot 1

The photographer and Photoshop wizard Scott Kelby has written a very informative book called Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It (or how to go from empty studio to finished image) which takes you through 12 studio lighting set ups and how to shoot them as well as giving hints on

Shooting Linzi with One Light

I have photographed Linzi on a number of occasions; she being one of the first people to trust that I would get some half decent images of her even though I was just setting out in portrait photography and had no portfolio to speak of. This time around Linzi wanted some

ZFS Fashion Shoot Part I

This weekend I photographed some promotional images for an upcoming fashion shoot being organised by Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase (ZFS). ZFS is a collaboration between a group of designers and culture vultures that came together out of a shared passion for all things Zimbabwean. Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe, one of the founders of ZFS, organised the shoot and

Working with Studio Flash – Part II

In Part I I looked at the studio flash unit and some of the controls. In this post I’ll take a look at how to translate the studio flash settings to settings on your camera and the actual lighting setup used. There are some good resources out there to help

Working with Studio Flash – Part I

To the beginner, using studio flash can often seem a daunting prospect. Whilst I would by no means call myself an expert, I have been using studio flash, on and off, for a few years now so thought it would be instructive to write down how I went about learning

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