WORKSHOP // Natural Light Portrait Workshop

Morgan, Simon and I would like to thank everyone for coming to our natural light workshop on Saturday 28th June. Thanks also to Hamish, who offered to be our subject for the afternoon.

It was great to go over the techniques and tools we use when creating portraits using only the light we have available, whether that is window light, sunlight or even existing interior lighting.

Here are some of our picks from the workshop.

By Morgan Roberts   Technique:  Window key light

By Morgan Roberts
Technique: Window key light

By Nick Bedford   Technique:  Window key light with second window acting as rim light

By Nick Bedford
Technique: Window key light with second window acting as rim light

By Nick Bedford   Technique:  Cloudy sun light

By Nick Bedford
Technique: Cloudy sun light

Here are a number of behind the scenes photographs from us and a few attendees, Kenny, Connor & Justin.

So thanks again to everyone for attending, we look forward to seeing everyone in the future and feel free to post any pictures from the day on our Facebook page. 

For those who already asked and for those who have not, we have just announced TWO workshops. First to take place this month 'ONE LIGHT OFF CAMERA FLASH PORTRAIT WORKSHOP' and for early August 'FILM DEVELOPING WORKSHOP'. Check them out and hope to see you there. Remember places are limited, we like to keep them personal.

Simon, Morgan, Nick

WECC MEMBER // ANGELA, AT HER PLACE by Morga Roberts

WECC member Morgan Roberts has a knack for capturing some beautiful images of people. His subtle yet striking portraits are always worth a mention, particularly  the image below. Great use of light and a gentle post process have helped create a wonderful final image ...cheers Morgan.

Simon P M Johnson

image by Morgan Roberts

Being comfortable with your photographer is the most important thing for me, with any type of shoot, but mostly a one-on-one portrait like this one. The other day I was talking to a model on a shoot I was assisting for about who some of my favourite fashion and portrait photographers were, and two names come to mind  - Peter Lindbergh and Mark Seliger.

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Source (http://morganrobertsphotography.com/)

Flash Lighting Workshop Results

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We want to thank everyone who attended our Flash Lighting Workshop in November last year as well as Camera Pro for lending us some useful gear and some extra hands. Thanks to Nick Bedford for leading the workshop with the assistance of Morgan, Tyler and Simon. It was a great afternoon.

These are the results of the workshop along with the settings and a description of the lighting used to create the portrait. We hope you learned a thing or two about lighting and portraits and will see you at the next WECC event!

1/80th – F2.8 – ISO 100
Softbox above to the right (key light)

1/160th – F5.6 – ISO 200   Softbox above to the right (key light) + reflector below (fill light)

1/160th – F5.6 – ISO 200
Softbox above to the right (key light) + reflector below (fill light)

1/80th – F2.8 – ISO 100   Softbox above (key light) + two bare flashes behind and to the side (rim lights) + reflector from below (fill light)

1/80th – F2.8 – ISO 100
Softbox above (key light) + two bare flashes behind and to the side (rim lights) + reflector from below (fill light)

1/100th – F18 – ISO 200   Bare flash from left (key light)

1/100th – F18 – ISO 200
Bare flash from left (key light)

1/200th – F4 – ISO 100   Sunlight from right (key light) + umbrella from above and left (rim light)

1/200th – F4 – ISO 100
Sunlight from right (key light) + umbrella from above and left (rim light)

1/125th – F5 – ISO 100   Softbox from above (key light)

1/125th – F5 – ISO 100
Softbox from above (key light)

1/100th – F6.3 – ISO 100   Softbox from above to the right (key light) + umbrella to the left (rim light) + softbox from left of camera (fill light)

1/100th – F6.3 – ISO 100
Softbox from above to the right (key light) + umbrella to the left (rim light) + softbox from left of camera (fill light)

One of my favourite pictures from the session however, was lit only by the hard sunlight coming through into the shed. Along with Dan's pose, it created a very thoughtful portrait.

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Gear Review // The Fuji X100 and 2012... A Year of Change.

WECC Member Grand Puba 'Morgan Roberts' wrote a great review on his thoughts and experiences while using the Fujifilm X100.  It originally appeared on his blog site about a month or so ago. I felt I would give you guys the heads up and tantalize your retina with some of the images Morgan posted .... oh and one sentence from his post to get the ball rolling ....

image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

I was shooting in the street the other day and this little hipster punk asked me what camera it was that I was using
image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

image by Morgan Roberts

Head over to Morgans site to read the great article in full, and enjoy the visual feast. 

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