Behind the Lens with Stereoblind

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Fresnel goodness!
A for real fresnel light from wayback. Ever since I heard about them I wanted to try one. I found local photographer who has three (3) in their basement!
A quick word, a quick loan and wow.. I can’t wait to try it more. 
A quick disclaimer - this was not a posed shot, just wanted to see the light. It was HOT as in ouch, the model was getting a tan and couldn’t look directly into the light cuz it was so bright. I literally hung it from a step ladder about 15 feet back and plugged in the modified plug into my GFI.
Took the shot, wanted to do another, made a slight adjustment and POP! There went my GFI. The modified wiring isn’t properly grounded I found out. So it will be safe to reset the switch and shoot again as long as I don’t touch it it won’t trip again. I will be shooting with it again very soon.
Oh and I bumped the contrast a little so it’s not “straight out of the camera” like I usually do. Just sayin… Enjoy!

Fresnel goodness!

A for real fresnel light from wayback. Ever since I heard about them I wanted to try one. I found local photographer who has three (3) in their basement!

A quick word, a quick loan and wow.. I can’t wait to try it more. 

A quick disclaimer - this was not a posed shot, just wanted to see the light. It was HOT as in ouch, the model was getting a tan and couldn’t look directly into the light cuz it was so bright. I literally hung it from a step ladder about 15 feet back and plugged in the modified plug into my GFI.

Took the shot, wanted to do another, made a slight adjustment and POP! There went my GFI. The modified wiring isn’t properly grounded I found out. So it will be safe to reset the switch and shoot again as long as I don’t touch it it won’t trip again. I will be shooting with it again very soon.

Oh and I bumped the contrast a little so it’s not “straight out of the camera” like I usually do. Just sayin… Enjoy!

Sometimes the lighting just works out fine.
You think it’s even lighting but upon closer inspection it turns out something more.
The subtleties of light is what convinces the mind that what you’re seeing is natural or just unnatural enough to excite the senses and make them want for more.

Sometimes the lighting just works out fine.

You think it’s even lighting but upon closer inspection it turns out something more.

The subtleties of light is what convinces the mind that what you’re seeing is natural or just unnatural enough to excite the senses and make them want for more.

Sometimes we find random people and HAVE to photograph them! It’s really nice when they let us. :)
As shot, direct from camera to screen. Black and white with red filter.

Sometimes we find random people and HAVE to photograph them! It’s really nice when they let us. :)

As shot, direct from camera to screen. Black and white with red filter.

Today we made art.
If you think the art is the flower you’ve missed the forest for the trees.
But the flower is pretty too.

Today we made art.

If you think the art is the flower you’ve missed the forest for the trees.

But the flower is pretty too.

Funny face by goddingcat on Flickr.When I first got into photography I randomly ran into Cat at a Strobist event. She’s been in my head ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph her twice over the last few years. If it’s not too cliche to say, she qualifies as my first muse I think. But like most artists, she is camera shy so I haven’t been able to see her since. I found her on Flickr recently, she’s as lovely as always. Hopefully she’ll see she still has a fan of her work and her natural beauty and grace our studio with her presence once again. Love you Cat! photo by goddingcatVia Flickr:
Self portrait of my freckles

Funny face by goddingcat on Flickr.

When I first got into photography I randomly ran into Cat at a Strobist event. She’s been in my head ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph her twice over the last few years. If it’s not too cliche to say, she qualifies as my first muse I think. But like most artists, she is camera shy so I haven’t been able to see her since. I found her on Flickr recently, she’s as lovely as always. Hopefully she’ll see she still has a fan of her work and her natural beauty and grace our studio with her presence once again. Love you Cat! photo by goddingcat

Via Flickr:
Self portrait of my freckles

Due by Friday

1. Find a smart phone application developer/team that can handle a project slightly more complicated than a 99cent game.

2. Find someone who lives in Germany that will accept PayPal to buy a specific item only sold in Germany.

3. Find someone who can storyboard a video project.

4. Find a graphic designer with real talent who is capable of more than one style of work.

5. Find one more person with $30k to invest in an Aport apple preservation project in Kyrgyzstan.

6. Find someone with a degree in physics who can do complicated parabolic light formulas.

7. Find someone who can create an action in Photoshop that can stitch reverse panoramic images into a flat map.

8. Make $2.5 million dollars (after taxes) and live off the interest so I can create art for free.

Brandi Mitchell on the trampoline. Part of my faux sports ad. The idea is the runner jumps up and pulls her clothes on to hit the ground running. Makeup by Kim Love.

Brandi Mitchell on the trampoline. Part of my faux sports ad. The idea is the runner jumps up and pulls her clothes on to hit the ground running. Makeup by Kim Love.

Getting paid to shoot clubs isn’t much but it pays off in other ways sometimes. Jessica is a new model we look forward to working with. Brandi is a print model from New York who also wants to shoot with Stereoblind.

Taking a trip to January 2010 in the “wayback machine” we have the “during” and “after” images of when we shot Vaihere behind fire. Besides the obvious beauty, this effect was created with a cool color temperature, a single overhead strip light with flags and actual fire. No Photoshop was used to get the result you see before you. It took about 12 takes before we got an image we liked. The deciding factor was the little flame that jumped above her calf. Taken with the Canon 5D Mk II, 1/30s f/11 ISO:200.

Testing body paint under studio lighting. Color filter added for learning purposes. Makeup by Viktor Maddok SFX.

I got to photograph Ray J while working at the Atrium Lounge Saturday night.

It’s easier to shoot celebrities when you get invited behind the velvet ropes but experience proves that that’s not always the best spot to shoot from. It gets very crowded back there and celebrities are less likely to have their public face on when the crowd can’t see them. Even the most famous person can be just another person in the right light.

Thanks for coming to Vancouver, Ray J. We’ve waited a long time for your visit.

A special thanks goes out to DJ Gigahurtz and his crew for making it all happen!

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New modeling photos courtesy of Stereoblind photography!