I'm excited to announce that Rosco is releasing the new version of the "Rick Friedman Location Lighting Kit" at PhotoPlus Expo in NY this week. Lots of color gels, Toughspun & Cinefoil, I'll be demonstrating the new kit at the Rosco booth on Friday 10/31. Booth 165.
If you look in my camera bag, you will find a plastic bag of Rosco color gels, Toughspun and Cinefoil, in various sizes that I use for my assignments. I use the gels to color correct and create interesting light while the Cinefoil helps me control the light and the Tough Spun helps softens the light. All these fit in a small bag!
The beauty of working with Rosco Cinefoil and color gels is you can make a boring background into interesting one! The model is leaning against the brick wall outside the studio. By adding the color gels shot through holes in the Cinefoil, I was able to project the colors on the wall. Before the cover shoot we cut a pattern out of a sheet of Rosco Photofoil and taped pieces of different color gels over the holes in the Cinefoil. My background light was a Nikon speedlight blown through the colored cut out to project interesting patterns on the bricks. I used a speed light for my background because I wanted to have the pattern to come out clear: a smaller light source will gives you harder edge. My main light was Dynalite Uni with a grid and Rosco Toughspun. I used a sheet of Cinefoil to direct my main light to create the feeling of a spot light on my model. The Uni strobe was powered by a portable Jack Rabbit battery and both strobes were fired using PocketWizard Plus IIIs.
This is a strobe photograph, with no ambient light. I used Sekonic 478 Lightmeter to read the strobe output. My exposure for this shot was 1/250 second, f5 at ISO 80.
Equipment used for the cover shot are:
Lots of Rosco color gels
2 sheets of Rosco Cinefoil
Dynalite Uni with a grid and
PocketWizard Plus III
Sekonic Lightmeter 478
Thank you Eve Eliseeva for being a wonderful model!
I will be doing a series of lectures and live demos throughout PhotoPlus 2014 Expo at Javtis Center in New York City.
Friday Oct 31
ROSCO Booth #165
I will discuss "how-to" on my lighting from my photo assignment, a lot of gear talk as well as fun behind the scenes stories. If you are planning to be there, come say hi!