I’m a really big fan of aggressive, hard light, so when a brief came in to shoot some bold looking food images to promote an event series called The Supper Club, I decided to take a swing at making bare bulb work for food. Photographed by Alexander Vlad for Antidote Magazine.
Trying to continue this trend of photographs from warmer weather, here’s a strobist portrait of Ottawa DJ/producer Michael Wayne. Two speedlites bracketed together on Mike’s right, each on 1/2 power and another on his left also at 1/2, triggered with Pocket Wizards. Due to silly lack of an ND filter in the kit at the time, it was shot at f20, 1/160. Photographed by Alexander Vlad with assistance from Alex Brazeau.
For this shoot we used plenty of red and blue gels (sometimes overlapping to make purple) on a variety of strobes. I wanted to have an outrageous amount of coloured light and I wanted to play with motion in a way that mirrored the energetic and colourful nature of the model.
Since my camera cannot do double exposures, I shot the majority of these images using longer shutter speeds and froze the subject multiple times in one exposure by having an assistant manually trigger the flash several times, while coordinating with the movements of the model.
The end result is both technically and creatively satisfying and a unique representation of our model.