Here’s me, shot by Christy Smith of Studio Moirae:
Yeah, I model too.
But wait. That cool blue urban look. Was it actually like that?
No. The actual scene was like this. Here’s Christy and David Honl taking a test shot:
So wait. How come it’s all blue?
That’s because Christy and Dave set their camera’s white balance to “Tungsten”. That will turn daylight blue.
But then I would be blue too!
Except they are lighting me with a flash with a CTO (“Colour Temperature Orange”, i.e. Tungsten-coloured) Honl gel and with a Honl Grid to make the light go mainly to my head and shoulders. The flash was aimed straight at me and set to manual, and it was fired with pocketwizards.
That’s the kind of cool technique Dave and I taught the participants who came to the workshops Monday and Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona. If you have the chance, come to a future one: they’re fun and you will lean sooo much.