poised to play

October 27, 2009 § 1 Comment



poised to play ~ 054/365, originally uploaded by yellobagman.

i did a photoshoot recently for a musician called Tom whose partner is good friend of some old friends of mine. A very talented man who can play piano, compose and sing. He needed some photo’s for his website so i obliged in return for a nice bottle of whisky.

Strobists info SB900 +1EV in 60cm softbox at the end of the keyboard quite low facing the camera just out of shot to get the low raking reflections of the smooth surfaces to create some depth and bring out the detail in the keys. SB600 -2EV in snoot over my right shoulder sitting on the mantle piece over fireplace aimed at the centre of the key board to add fill light on to his hands. Triggered with on board flash TTL exposure.

The softbox is positioned just above the 110cm x 150cm piece of black velvet I’ve got. Very useful bit of fabric I’ve stapled it to a strip of thin MDF which I wrap it round when not in use. The MDF is a stiff enough to jam one end in a superclamp which is on a light stand. hey presto instant mini back drop which can be placed where you need it.

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