The Wednesday Rundown 7.25.12

The Wednesday Rundown 7.25.12

Howdy everyone and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week Sean Pressley sent in his recent BTS video of his test shoot at a bowling alley. Sean snaps some great shots of his model on location, check out his video in the Rundown! If you have a great and informative video you want to see in the Wednesday Rundown please shoot me an email .

Bikini Powder Girl:
DigitalRev gives us a behind the scenes look at how to light powder in your shots. Thomas breaks down his lighting and gives us a basic idea on how to incorporate powder in our shots.

Bowling Shoot:
Sean Pressley sent in this this test shot he did with a model at a bowling alley. Sean snaged some interesting shots for the location. Check out the video.

Sean Pressley Photography- Behind The Scenes from Meet The Fresh on Vimeo.

Fashion Shoot:
A fashion shoot near trains which includes an added powder effect to their shots.

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Tam Nguyen's picture

I feel like I'm the only one who's not incorporating power or water into my shoots nowadays.

Daf's picture

Ha true. After levitation - powder is rather over-done these days.

Also, given that he's shooting at 1/32 power with those fancy strobes, there is zero reason for him to not be shooting burst. Duh.

Hmmm, did I always learn wrong or is Kai making a mistake regarding the 'shutterspeed' flashduration? I was told for speedlights (like de 580EX or SB600 etc) it's true, the higher the power, the longer the flash duration thus the longer your subject is hit by light, like Kai says. However, studio monoblocks work in a different way and if I recall correctly, the higher the power on those, the shorter the flashduration is. So for those studio shots you should go to 1/1 or 1/2 to get the most 'freezing' of the action.

Stefaan, it depends on the model. That holds true for some studio strobes, but some new ones that utilize IGBT (like Einsteins) throw that paradigm out the window.

Interesting, thx David!
I'm not very technical on that part. What is the case for Falcon Eyes, Jinbei & Elinchrom?

Tam Nguyen's picture

I only know of the Einsteins that have IGBT. Do you know if there are other brands/models out there that have that?

excelent videos!