The light meter enable me to stay consistent on all the images you see here as I shoot at different times and through many different situations that later must be matched to blend into one image. The concept on both the ANTM shoot and the Angela Bassett shot were very similar and required a consistent light, angle, lens and vision.
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Each of these images for ANTM requires complex lighting setups. To learn more about how to work with complex situations CLICK HERE
Before I can set up any lighting situation I must first have the concept together and discuss it with my clients and team. For both the ANTM shoot and Angela, Courtney and family we spoke before to get the concept together. I needed to get my vision together first before thinking about lighting. To learn how to create concepts like these and more CLICK HERE.
If I could give one bit of photographic advise to those who are new to photography it would be to first learn how to master one light. I started my career by doing just that and I've put many of the ways I use one light in this video. Ten Ways to Use One Light Source. Start here and then add lights as you see fit, but first master your lighting.
Out of all my ANTM shoots this one was my favorite. It was fun to make each model look like a celebrity couple. In all we made the model AJ into J.Lo and Marc Anthony, Amanda into Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Brooke into Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, Cari into Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Eugena into Beyonce and Jay Z, Jaeda into Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown and my favorite of all, Melrose into Donald Trump and Melania. The Joy of Photography!
Always Dream Big!
Jaeda into Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Melrose into Donald Trump and Melania
AJ into J.Lo and Marc Anthony
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Cari into Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Eugena into Beyonce and Jay Z