Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Skype and Xbox ad campaign


Not long ago I completed a photoshoot for Skype's Xbox One campaign which is now live. We shot using 10 models over a 2 day period and created 4 different "room" sets for the concepts. It was a lot to get done in the time but everyone was exactly what they needed to be and more - including the clients. Which meant that we got everything done and we wrapped after a very successful shoot.
Setting up for one of the shots



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just another great guy I photographed, or,


We did a "2 look" session in Dolores park this past summer. It was one of those glorious summer days that San Francisco does so well when they come along.

I used the sun for the key light and used a small had held speedlite for the fill and to put catchlights into the eyes of the model. We found some shady areas where we could control the strength of the sunlight by positioning the model to get the amount of lighting I was after.

There was also lots of light bouncing up from the ground in some places which I was also able to make use of.

I shot both full frame and Nikon crop sensor to make good use of the 3 lenses I had with me.
A 50mm f/1:8, a 17 - 50mm f/2:8 for crop sensor, and a 85mm f/1:4.



I shot both full frame and Nikon crop sensor to make good use of the 3 lenses I had with me.
A 50mm f/1:8, a 17 - 50mm f/2:8 for crop sensor, and a 85mm f/1:4.