Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chinese Dancer + Commercial Session

Cecilia is a sweet girl and professional Chinese dancer. She will be a spokeperson of a new series of jewelery (Christine Jewellers Ltd.). Today, we worked with her for 2.5 hours. This photo session was the part 1 of the whole assignment. You will see what we are going to do in the next month.

Although the location wasn't a real stage, we made it look like one. Actually, it was a martial art gym with mirror on wall. Dramatic and spot lighting were the key to achieve the visual effect. Action shots were done with my 1D Mark II N and the rest were shot by Jessie's 5D Mark II. I'm pretty happy with the light and versatile EF 70-200mm f/4L IS. It's a razor sharp lens with light weight. This time, we mixed Pocket Wizard triggered strobes and ST-E2 (E-TTL II) triggered strobes. The effect came out great. However, I found my blue gel got a hole (burnt by 580EX II) afterward.

Next week, we will jump back to wedding related session.


After you look at all photos, it's time to show you the reality... The wide wall mounted mirror was located at the background. Sunlight came in from everywhere through windows.

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