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48 Hour Photo Project, post B

03.37, 19 June 2012. The night shift on the edge of Smithfield Market, London, EC1.

L to R: Caz Goldsack, Andy Morgan, Julian Hawkins, Naomi Geczy

Details: Phase One c/w IQ180, 35mm, 4sec, f22, 50 ISO

The Night Shift © Andy Morgan

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Mixed Lighting – Hoxton

© Indi Petrucci 2012

Details: Canon  EOS 5D MkII, EF 24-105mm at 24mm, 1/60 sec, f5, 800ISO

Indi Petrucci’s recent black and white street fashion shoot in and around Hoxton Square shows the versatility of the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra portable flash equipment and it’s suitability for mixed lighting technique. In her own words, “Easy to use, efficient and simple. The perfect kit for a photographer on the go on London’s streets.”

© Indi Petrucci 2012

Details: Canon  EOS 5D MkII, EF 24-105mm at 28mm, 1/125 sec, f5, 500ISO

When practicing mixed lighting to create strong visual images with a single flash head the Ranger is an ideal tool. To achieve these particular shots Indi chose to use a ring flash attachment hand held by her assistant either as the principle light source or as a discreet fill-in bounced off a Lastolite. Having scouted locations in advance as part of the pre-production process the whole shoot was completed in just under 3 hours and the results speak for themselves.

© Indi Petrucci 2012

Details: Canon  EOS 5D MkII, EF 24-105mm at 55mm, 1/125 sec, f5, 500ISO

The Flash Centre at their various UK locations are the principle supplier of Elinchrom. I’ve used this brand for more than 20 years suppled by TFC and can’t recommend them enough. I find them sturdy, reliable, built to last and able to copy with the worst of the British weather. The guys to talk to are Alex and Sav in London or Kevin in Birmingham.

If you’re keen to learn about implementing the mixed lighting technique then come and join one of our Mixed Lighting workshops. It’s not as complex as it may at first appear.


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More DMF – BMX Riders, Stourbridge

BMX Riders, Stourbridge

In the bleak mid winter the daylight hours are very short and if you’re lucky it’s cold, windy & there are  snow flurries, precisely what happened on this occasion. My plan was to do a portrait of Josh Cox, a pro BMX Rider & to put the camera to the test in the sort of situation that I am so used to handling. By the time of this set up the weather had changed for the worse, it was snowing hard so we moved to the top of the town centre multi storey where we could at least stay dry. However word went out by text to all the local lads & within 20 mins we had an audience. Being one to never waste a new opportunity I decided to utilise all these extra characters to build yet another shot.

And yes, I had to lie on the cold concrete in order to see through the viewfinder, give me a WLF every time.

Many thanks to Josh (black hat) & Ben Turner for helping to organise the shoot.

Details: Phase One c/w IQ160, 35mm, 1/8sec, f11 2/3, 200 ISO, Elinchrom Ranger flash

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