The entire series is black and white. Gritty grain wherever possible. All of the weird double exposures were done in my cameras as I shot. No Photoshop or post-production trickery was necessary.
A most sincere THANK YOU to Queensryche management for allowing me to document the show from my point of view. And a note to Starland Ballroom…your sound kicked ass as usual. Give your crew a raise for the incredible work they do for every show I have attended before and after Hurricane Sandy. Fantastic venue to say the least.
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Today I give you a modeling shoot at a vast nature preserve. It’s almost unfair shooting at a place like this. It’s wide open wilderness and strange on top of it. There are eagles and hawks everywhere. Weird skeletal trees. On this particular day we were the only two souls in the preserve since it was both windy and freezing cold. But we bundled up and trekked around for an hour.
The first panoramic overlook provided us with a preview of what the rest of the shoot would look like. Warm golden sunlight. No light modifiers would be necessary. Just two Canon 6D bodies, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 85mm f/1.8
I used a combination of light sources and modifiers for this shoot including ring flash, soft box and natural sunlight. One of the best parts about shooting at Salt is all the natural light that is available. However, if you want to shoot using only flash they have blackouts for the windows. Really handy to create a more controlled environment. Lighting has to be carefully considered when doing a model shoot with different looks. Calling attention to the great work of the hair and makeup team is paramount in tandem with showcasing the model’s versatility and body type.
Model: Yumin (represented by Cleri Models)
Hair and makeup:
Assistant: Lew Monty