Singer: Stuart Warren (New Pictures)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 7, 2012

Category: General

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by.

NEWSFLASH: I’m happy to report that the broadband is finally fixed working; in fact it’s actually quicker than before I reported the fault so there’s always a positive huh 🙂

Anyway today I’d like to share some new pictures with you from a promotional shoot a few weeks back with a singer by then name of Stuart Warren who tours as The Voice of Neal Diamond.

The first time I heard Stuart’s voice I was a guest at a friends’ wedding and I kid you not I actually thought it was a CD playing; incredible likeness to the man himself:

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Tweeking the Invislble Black Backdrop
Om as for the shoot, the brief from Stuart was for minimal lighting, so for the majority I used an Elinchrom Quadra (2 heads) and tweeked the Invisible Black Backdrop technique I’ve written about before [Link]

Basically if I wanted a little more ambient light to creep into the shot so that some of the environment could be seen it was just a case of slowing the camera’s shutter speed down i.e from 1/160sec to 1/125sec etc…simples 🙂

The shot above was lit using the 2 heads arranged pretty much as in this lighting diagram:

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Right that’s all from me so but as always if you have any questions/comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below.

In the mean time thought, whatever you’re up to this weekend have a good one and I’ll catch you back here next week when I’ve some exciting news to tell you about 🙂
Enjoy,
Glyn

 

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7 Comments

  1. Mike

    Whats the best way of preventing lens flare when your light is pointing near the lens (like it looks like your key is doing? Flags? Grids? Angles?

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    • Glyn

      Mike…In this case it was just a matter of moving slightly to either side whereas normally I’d flag it off (didn’t have anything with me though…doh) 🙂

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  2. Russ Robinson

    Nice cross-lighting and B&W conversion. You always show a lot of finesse in your work, which is why I’m a fan. Of course, I’ve also got a soft spot in my heart for band & musician promos. 🙂

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    • Glyn

      Hey Russ, thanks so much for the comment…much appreciated 🙂

      Reply
    • Glyn

      Thanks Denver 😉

      Reply
  3. Adam Allegro

    Really cool… Love how you show the setup so detailed here! I am still learning some of the portraiture techniques, and this helps tons. Thanks!

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