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Multiple Lighting Setups to Maximize Short Shoots.

Often when shooting with notable people, the time allotted to you is quite short. This means there is no time to adjust lighting and no time to backtrack and try something different. In preparation for a sitting with Senator Patty Murray (photos to follow), I recalled a sports illustrated shoot that utilized multiple lighting setups to get the look the mag wanted and the look the photographer wanted. 

Since I needed to create images for multiple uses, I needed multiple lighting scenarios. However, as mentioned before, I had very little time for the actual sitting. This is where SpeedCycler comes into play. This function is usually used in arena sports photography. In this case however, it allowed me to shoot all three different lighting concepts in less than a second. 

Here is a basic breakdown of the setups with some early tests. 

Channel A (safe option)

Channel A (safe option)

Channel B (drama drama drama)

Channel B (drama drama drama)

Channel C (Strange, unsettling, colorful)

Channel C (Strange, unsettling, colorful)

I am excited about the possibilities this tool can provide in the future. Here are a couple more images I made with this set prior to Senator Murray's arrival. Photos of Senator Murray to follow....

Raz Simone

When hip hop artist Raz Simone agreed to do a portrait sitting with me, I was truly excited. I knew of him through my friend and very talented stylist Kristen Mom.  She had told me a few things about him, but other than having a small knowledge of who he was and what he looked like, I was really in the dark. 

Like any person who is gaining public awareness, there is a plethora of interviews and information on Raz. However, I decided to keep myself blissfully ignorant. I didn't want to have a preconceived notion of who this person was. I really believe there is something profound in meeting someone for the first time. 

Let me know what you think. 

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