A Portrait Session with Joe Farace

Jack Dean of Jack Dean Photography recorded and edited this video clip of a much heavier (43 pounds heavier than I am today) me last year during a portrait session when I was testing the Canon EOS Rebel T2i for Shutterbug magazine. You can read the test HERE which makes a great counterpoint to last Friday’s post on “Glamour Photography with Entry-Level SLRs.”

The session was recorded in Jack’s spacious stand-alone studio in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. The background that he refers to during the clip is called “Carbonite inspired by Joe Farace” and is available from Silverlake Photo. Lighting for this photograph of Elektra was made using a Dynalite SP2000 power pack and four-head setup. The main light at camera left had a Chimera lightbank attached, fill was provided by another Chimera lightbank, the hair light had a small Chimera lightbank attached, and the fourth head was used to illuminate the Silverlake Photo muslin background. Lens was an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and the final exposure of 1/125 sec at f/14 and ISO 200 and was shot using the camera’s Monochrome Picture Style with the Sepia tone option applied © 2011 Joe Farace

You can find lots of lighting tips about shooting in much smaller spaces as well as using inexpensive equipment in my new book “Studio Photography Anywhere.”

Author: Joe Farace

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