Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shoot with Michael Gayden

Michael Gayden
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Update: Check out the video!

Mike Gayden is a male model from Rochester, New York, who came up to Toronto to do a photo shoot with us. When he said "editorial" I thought of my 50mm 1.4 and my reflector set, but then he said something about "fashion" and I thought I should haul out the lights and find a couple of suitable locations. I thought this would also be a good opportunity to follow up a little more on experimenting with mixing natural and artificial light from last week's Liddle Red Writing Hood.

I was a little worried about umbrellas and softboxes blowing around in the wind and recruited Cristy to help out. I was also really lucky to have Ardean Peters come out to help with gear and with some of the creative side to make sure I was looking in the right direction at least...(check out more and connect with Ardean here, here, and here). She also took some really great behind the scenes shots that are worth checking out over at her blog. And with our small team assembled, we hit the University of Toronto's beautiful campus for a mix of historical and industrial style buildings.

I was also very happy to finally get my remote timer shutter release and thought I'd take it for a test run. Video coming later this week - I think we're going to have lots of fun with that!

Here's a small sample from the day:

Outtakes: to Buffalo, New York to catch up with David Hobby (the Strobist) and Joe McNally on their Flash Bus tour!


Edward Carlile Photography said...

Very righteous photography here....enjoying this blog a great deal.

Glenn Kun said...

lol At michael's last pose. HAHAHA

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