On May 22, we asked you to submit images that we can show in our booth at this year’s Photokina trade fair. The response was better than we ever could have hoped for. We got way more images than we can show and we consequently had to choose just a few. The final selection consists of images from previous blog participants as well as images from you, our readers.
We will present these images continuously here on our blog, right up until Photokina begins. Stay tuned. And to all those who shared their work with us – thank you! It is truly inspiring to see the stuff you create with the help of our gear.
Tom Epperson is an American photographer, based in the Philippines. Tom shoots almost anything you can image. His portfolio includes everything from commercial jobs and fine art projects to intricate interior shoots and detailed food photography. Tom is simply put a man of many talents.
We interviewed Tom a while ago about a fashion shoot he did with the help of our Softlight Reflector – better known as the Beauty Dish. The interview was published as part of our ongoing series Light Shaping Tool of the Month, and the article is still available here.
Tom’s website is here.
Tim Dalton lives in New York and dedicates most of his time and resources to commercial photography. When asked about the image he submitted, he replied:
“It is from a five page editorial I did for Lucire, a New Zealand fashion magazine. I had little time to prepare the shoot. All I knew was that the theme of the story was ‘gold’. Arriving at the set, I had no clear idea of what I wanted to do. I had to think of something fast and creative.
“Since there was no time to build a set and we had no props, I focused on the lighting. While the model was in makeup, I started to figure things out. I wanted the lights to shape the background, so I got a Profoto ZoomSpot to create shapes with a gradient effect. I carefully mapped out the shoot order, so the lighting worked throughout the story. Now, when you browse through the article, the lighting flows from one page to the next.”
What other products did you use?
“Beside the ZoomSpot, which I used to the create the effects on the background, I had a large Silver Umbrella as my main light, which created a slightly broader range and sharper shadows and definition. I also had 2 Softbox StripLights that I used for fill and to give the lighting on the model slightly more depth.”
Tim Dalton’s website is here.
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