MHCC – Lighting

I was asked by the Photography program at Mt. Hood Community College to come and speak about light. Of course i was more than happy to. My assistant Liz graduated from this program and they have consistently cranked out some really good photographers. It’s an honor to even be asked!

They have a great studio full of the best equipment around. Including a couple of really cool Elinchrome Ranger packs and heads. So, we brought out a couple of models and I talked about how to create compelling portraits and we played around a bit. It was a lot of fun. Here are a couple of images I came up with. The original plan was to go by a lake on campus, but it started raining at the last second so we to plan “b”. Meaning, we ran for cover and just shot in a random location. Each of these images were shot with 2 heads. The main light is a beauty dish and the rim is a 20 degree grid. After this little seminar I headed over to the Rose Garden to shoot game 6 of the playoffs. The home team lost. This shoot was much more fun. There is a photo of mine from the game story on ESPN.com if you want to check it out.

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