Thursday, February 28, 2008

FPC PoW!s -- Week 08, 2008

With the hubbub of the 12th Hot Air Balloon Festival dying down and the blog nearing completion and sealing its culmination, we turn our attention once more to learning how to light. "Light is a verb," so says the slogan of the Strobists blog site. We agree. The quality of the image all depends upon how light is controlled. Or uncontrolled.

FPC has been in the forefront of the advocacy of Remote Lighting System or RLS, as we like it better-put. The main reasons why we do so are:
(1) RLS packs a good amount of desirable light (although outdoor studio lights are still preferred). You can step up the aperture to F/11 and still capture a good amount of it falling on the subject, when set to manual mode;
(2) Flash guns are more versatile than studio lights and requires less accessories. You can pull out the wide angle panel for broad lighting or zoom it to 105mm for spot/snoot lighting; and
(3) RLS equipments are lightweight and small, and thus, very portable, adding to its versatility. You can put it on rocks or crevices, mount it on tripods or monopods or put them on the ground.

Armed with just Nikon SBs and Canon EXs, we head off to the Sea Breeze Resort in Brgy Hagonoy, Taguig City, Philippines (same location where we shot the "Butterfly in the Rain" concept) for an afternoon-to-evening of RLS shooting with two models. To add a fresh touch to our concept, we enjoined the local construction workers to pose with their equipments and the model. We've toyed with the idea in Vigan and also in Wawa, and we think that it's a great idea. We definitely will do such concept in future location shoots.

And now our PoW!s from the Sea Breeze shoot from Eric and Garry. Others, like Ryuji's and Sidney's are noteworthy posts too, but of course we can't show them all here. We add a touch of photojournalism from the stream of Marvin, with one of his Boracay photos.

This is NOT IN ANY WAY A PHOTO CONTEST. We just want to honor Photographic creativity :D

Here they are in order of date and time shot:

February 15
Bora Trip [day 3] by Marvin Maning
"Bora Trip [day 3]"
by Marvin Maning
Shooting Info:
Camera: Sony DSC-R1
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 14.3 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: -7/10 EV
Flash: Flash fired
Exposure Program: Portrait mode
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average

February 16
Need Help Boys?
"Need Help Boys?"
by Garry Cruz
Shooting Info not available.
Garry's Photo Description:
Model: April Sevilla
Make-up: Egay Dacanay
Strobist info: 3 SB800s were used
1&2 at the left and right of the model about 45degrees from center
3 at top right side

Hard Hat Area by Erxkulotz
"Hard Hat Area"
by Eric Fernandez
Shooting Info not available.
Eric's Photo Description:
10 FPC photogs.. 2 models.. 1 makeup artist.. 1 great location.. 2 groups doing remote lighting system.. 1 helluva shoot.....
Model: April Sevilla
Hair & Makeup: Egay Dacanay
Location: Sea Breeze Resort, Taguig

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1 comment: said...

all photos are very nice