The cast…..Martina with the hat, Phil, Morgan in leather and Rebecca. Phil is, as I mentioned, is an FOL (friend of Lynn), and is a formidable presence in front of the lens. The ladies come up to us from NY on the train courtesy of Emmanuel Models. Aristeo, a good friend of our studio, has always stepped up to help us with the workshops by sending people he represents who are looking to build portfolio material. It works well. The young women have a ball, and get a ton of pictures out of the day, and the class has great talent in front of their cameras. Of course, everyday, Andrew goes to pick up the women at the train stop, and we’re naturally very concerned about first impressions. It’s been going okay, though.
The crew….Lynn Delmastro, organizational force of nature, studio manager for 16 years, one of the treasures of my life; Will, in gray, seasoned pro out of Connecticut; Drew, with beard, first assistant in the studio; Leah, equally at home both in front of and behind the camera; Numnuts; Andrew–non-stop energy and laugh riot machine; and Linda, also a pro from Connecticut, who keeps everybody in line, and the workshop running on time.
The above were done with an Elinchrom Octa, the big fella of location light. But as always, we mix it up.
This is two SB-800 units, one bounced off the floor and the other through an Ezybox Hot Shoe soft box.
Seven SB-800 units. Geez, this one started and almost didn’t stop.
Now the above was one light. Whew! One Ranger with a long throw reflector through a window. Does many, many things. You can work the hot spot on the wall. Or go right by the window, as below.
Lovely one light treatment for Martina…then use another pane of glass, with bit more grime and diffusion, and get this for Phil….
Or, try Phil in a multi small flash setup….with again, the Ezybox as the main light, gold tri-grip for bounce underneath his face….
Bless the happy accidents…Rebecca in front of the camera, and the overhead lights didn’t trip. I don’t miss them.