Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Next step the Apprentice

Next step the Apprentice, originally uploaded by DrFireball.

Well, it's been a while since I posted to the blog....

Met up with a great bunch of folk from the Leeds Stobist Flickr group and Exposure Leeds last night. As part of Leeds Photo week we were allowed access to Leeds Temple Works.

Lovely venue full of ideas - only problem - not enough time. Principally spent the evening with Justin Zhang of Learnt a lot - mainly in composition. We use similar gear which helps and I used the Deep Octa on the Quadra heads with the baffle and front cover off and a gold deflector so that it worked like a beauty dish.

Justin has a very keen eye for lighting and it was a useful thing for me to send time in front of the lens for a change. Very confidence inspiring for the model to receive explicit direction - chin up etc.

Very much looking forward to meeting the folk again!