not a shibari harness – but a cool idea

Here is a behind the scenes  video showing how this group of friends used a conventional climbing harness to create a cool picture.  They wanted to create a picture that made it look like someone was being abducted by aliens.  I think they did a great job.

This video was submitted in the recent Fstoppers Behind The Scenes contest.

Enjoy.

Motion/Multiple Images with Strobes

Jamie S and I captured these images in July 2011 using multiple flashes with my Vivitar 283 strobes.  I think we created some very nice and interesting images.

A print of this image will be displayed and offered for sale at the Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit during the Fotofest 2012 Biennial.

This video tutorial by RJ Hidson shows how he used a couple Nikon SB-800s and one SB-900 to capture multiple images.  This video tutorial and technique is featured on fstoppers.com, in their January 23, 2012 blog post, [Tutorial] Shoot Motion/Multiple Images with Stroboscopic Flash

Mark Wallace demonstrates six traditional lighting styles

Mark Wallace presents another excellent Snapfactory tutorial video for AdoramaTV describing six traditional lighting styles.  He explains and demonstrates broad, short, loop, closed loop, Rembrandt and butterfly lighting. His tutorials provide excellent on-line learning opportunities.  Enjoy … Continue reading

Suspension Lighting Ideas from Patrick Hall …

Patrick Hall, one of the co-founders of Fstoppers, wanted to produce non-typical images of wake boarders. To do that, he suspended wake boarders in a studio, threw water on them, and used a variety of lighting techniques to produce attractive and unusual images. While he did not have shibari suspensions, he faced the same kinds of lighting problems we face when trying to photograph our shibari suspended models in the studio.

Together with his co-founder, Lee Morris, they produced a video describing their goals, behind the scene activities of their photoshoots, and showing the resulting images. This is a long 12 minute video. The suspension lighting techniques begin around 4:22 into the video. The entire blog post on Fstoppers is here.

Fstoppers takes you behind the scenes with photographer Patrick Hall as he explains photographing wakeboardering behind a boat as well as a completely unique studio photoshoot. View the Full Article at http://www.fstoppers.com/fstoppers-original-the-wakeboard-studio-shoot

Features Patrick explaining the Ewa-Marine DSLR Housing: http://bit.ly/ecOTlr , shooting on an inner-tube, designing a studio shoot, and studio lighting. For more of Patrick Hall’s work goto www.patrickhallphotography.com

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