Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Everything You Wanted to Know About...

...high-end lighting set-ups, but didn't know where to go to learn it.

Well, your quest is over.

Photo-assistant, Melanie Mann, who calls herself a "mad photo assistant," and who has assisted many of the uber-shooters who dot the photographic landscape, dishes the straight-up skivvy on her blog, Confessions of a Mad Photo Assistant.

Have you ever asked yourself, "I wonder how Annie L lit that?" Now you'll know. Not only will you get the 411 on the divine Ms. L's (and others') lighting set-ups, Mann also shares some of her on-the-set experiences beyond lighting and tech stuff.

Mann's new blog is now on my list of blogs to check out regularly. You might want to do the same. What's the worst that could happen? We all learn something we didn't know?

Since I don't like to update without an accompanying pretty girl pic here's Sasha, below, from a shoot at a location house in L.A. Used a 5' Photoflex Octadome for my main with the monolight fairly cranked up to come a little closer to balancing with the bright background through the windows, some fill coming from the right and in front of her and a kicker behind her, from the left, to help separate her from the BG and add some highlight to her hair.

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