Today we had evaluation this week, the group picture. Roar was a bit amazed by the picture and liked it a lot. I believe this is the first picture by me he really liked, at last. The next project is photographing a poster for Trondheim Jazzfest. Since I have a photo shoot of four soldiers in an hour, I don’t have time to get the specs for this task as he, the teacher, is going to announce them at twelve o’clock.
Lighting the scene
I set up two speedlights (Nikon SB-900) as a sandwich on each side of the models and a third one on the right (SB-800) with a white umbrella pointing at the floor. This is to eliminate the harsh shadows on the floor that the two sandwich-lights will set of. On the left side I have a Elinchrom Quadra at two thirds of the power. Shot the whole scene at 1/125s shutter, an aperture of f/8.0 at ISO200. The scene was built with the David LaChapelle – Gym-story picture in the back of my mind. The whole series is here. The gym machine looked a bit space-age-70′s, so I added a equal backdrop in the windows just to give it a bit more retro feel instead of just the black sky that originally were there.