In this video, photographer Ab Sesay not only talks about his lighting techniques for this shoot of a model parachuting down onto an NYC rooftop. Or should we say seemingly parachuting down? He also discusses why he made his creative choices as well. He takes you on an in-depth look at the thoughts and choices that go into producing a photo shoot.
This video talks about the considerations that went into choosing Go Studios. One of Manhattan’s premier photography rental studios. Ab Sesay talks about the amenities of the location as well as the advantages of shooting there based on the wind and sun, and available equipment. It also gave his video team the ability to capture some unique angles and fly a Drone indoors.
Ab Sesay also talks about his choice of model and when it’s good to work with familiar faces. On this shoot, there were loud fans and gusting winds that made it difficult for verbal communication. So having the familiarity of working with someone whom I already had reported was a definite advantage.
The wardrobe is another thing that photographer Ab Sesay didn’t leave up to change. Get some tips on how doing a fitting can save you hours on set.
Finally, professional photographer and studio lighting instructor Ab Sesay talks about his location lighting and studio lighting techniques that he used when taking the Elinchrom FIVE 522Ws battery monolight on a test drive.
The FIVE is a battery monolight with 522Ws of power, allowing you to work on location with up to 450 full-power flashes. The Elinchrom FIVE features TTL, HSS, a bi-color LED modeling light, and a removable battery.
Available in 12 different shapes and sizes, the Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox will quickly become your main light shaper whether you’re in a studio or on location.
TTL, HSS and Hi-Sync all in one. The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is more than a trigger for flash units, it’s the key to a whole new world of possibilities.
“My assistant had to be able to hold the flash in his hands and follow me everywhere an entire day. The ELB 400 is the perfect tool for these kinds of delicate conditions” – Anoush Abrar
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