We did our “Characters On Location” pre-con yesterday in Vegas at #PSW14. Always fun. We had great participants and the usual array of fantastical performers from the Vegas world of Cirque du Soleil and other shows. Great people, such as Manu, above, are a wonder in front of the camera, and very giving of their skills to the class.
Shot on black, with two Profoto B 1 units, fitted with large strips, governed by egg crates. Above Manu is an SB 910, fitted with a gridded Flashpoint beauty dish. (There is a new version out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org) The SB unit is running on a manual slave eye, and I’m pushing the B 1′s with the very reliable Profoto air remote. Shot about four frames of this as an example and then the class went back to work. Next step, if you choose, could be another speed light up front and low, to light his chest and interior forearms. Thankfully, I get to work with Manu again, later this week.
One of the reasons it’s wonderful to work with dancers and performers of this caliber, as I always note, is they can physicalize your imagination. Many thanks to Vegas shooter Adam Silversmith who puts together these adventures for us. More tk….