Photo Shoot & Technique: Harry Cambridge

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 3, 2010

Category: General

To finish off this week here’s some photos and a brief overview of the recent Photo Shoot with the incredibly talented Harry Cambridge; Singer, Entertainer and Luther Vandross impersonator:

As always I was working with my buddy Neal and we went through two lighting set ups; the white seamless and the grey background.

For this shoot, the grey background was one of the White Walls in the studio turned to grey simply by the the distance the lighting and Harry were positioned away from it.

Going into the shoot I knew that I would be adding a background in this particular series of photos so all I needed was a clean background with good contrast between the subject ie Harry and the wall itself.

Set Up for the White seamless shots consisted of a roll of White seamless and the PVC reflective panels for the floor with the lighting being two Profoto 1000’s for the background and flooring and Harry being lit by a Profoto 5000 into large Softbox on a boom above and to the front:

The set up for the ‘grey background’ shots consisted of two Profoto 500’s in strip boxes to the rear of Harry to add rim light and a Profoto 500 and Beauty Dish with Honeycomb Grid fitted on a boom to the front and above. On a few of the shots to add a little extra fill, a Nikon SB800 Speedlight was bounced off a Silver Lastolite Tri Grip Reflector on the floor in front of Harry:

To give you an idea of the post production involved to get the final edited image here’s a comparison of an ‘out of camera’ image and a ‘Final Edit’ …

You can see from the comparison that aside from the background being added in, everything else is as it was ‘out of camera’ albeit enhanced using a number of techniques in Photoshop.

Finally, as if being a Singer, Entertainer and Luther Vandross Impersonator wasn’t enough, Harry is also a Firefighter so we just had to grab some shots of him in his unform:

Right, that’s all from me so have a great weekend and I’ll catch up with you in a couple of days.

Enjoy 🙂

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  1. Mike Patterson

    I thought you had gone up in the world and was shooting celebs now, it will be the royal wedding next lol

    Cracking shots as always matey

    • Glyn

      @Mike…Did you say wedding??? I’ll leave that to you mate if you don’t mind … lol 🙂

    • Glyn

      @funnymanlend…Not at all; thank you 🙂


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