After the two shoots with Nikki last week, I figured she was the right model based on her looks, relationship with the camera and our ability to work pretty well together. She's pretty open to my suggestions and ideas, and best of all she does her own hair and make-up, so no need for a MUAHS.
This past Friday I was talking with Brian about my shoot with Nikki and how it was going to contain both High-Key and Low-Key images, with some images in Black and White and other images in Color. Brian also shared Zack Arias' web-site with me; I actually have visited the site before when I was researching High-Key lighting. However, I never finished reading the High-Key portraits. My advice, check out his site if you are a strobist. It'll help you improve your photography and at a reasonable price, too. There's some DIY stuff that can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.
- Probably should have moved the hair/light a little closer since Nikki's hair is dark, or at least pumped up the power. The light meter readings were pretty good and matched the key.
- Checklist: I forgot the hat Nikki was supposed to wear, she tried it on and we left it on the table in the house.
- Replace my RPS strobes since they are starting to malfunction. Oh that's right I'm waiting for Paul C. Buff to release the Einsteins. Again, hard to justify, for the price of one Einstein, I can buy another set of 3 RPS 160WS Monolights.
Thanks for reading, and "That's A Fork!!!" I mean "Wrap!!!"