They Still Call Him Benk (kah)

So the other day I asked Benjamin to come over to do a headshot shoot with a white background but benk was having what you would call a bad hair day.

So I decided to use him as my Guinea pig so I could try out some new techniques that I learned from Glyn Dewis and Scott Robert Lim with Flash. 

 

It was a bright sunny Saturday evening with the sun shining through the windows but I wanted to have a dark background. So I put the flash about 3 feet (9.14m) from his face and with low power on the flash and my camera setting with Fstop ranging from f11 to f20 shutter speed at 100 and ISO at 100. With that it gave me a black screen with out the flash. Then when you add the flash you get this result.

Date Taken 2014-04-19 15:10:55

Camera 5D Mark III

Camera Make Canon

Exposure Time 1/100

Aperture f/11

ISO 200

Focal Length 50 mm (EF50 f1.4 USM)

Flash Fired 1/32 Power

Exposure Program Program M

Exposure Bias

 

Date Taken 2014-04-19 15:06:04

Camera 5D Mark III

Camera Make Canon

Exposure Time 1/100

Aperture f/22

ISO 100

Focal Length 50 mm (EF50 f1.4 USM)

Flash Fired 1/16 Power

Exposure Program Program M

Exposure Bias

Date Taken 2014-04-19 15:02:03

Camera 5D Mark III

Camera Make Canon

Exposure Time 1/100

Aperture f/18

ISO 100

Focal Length 50 mm (EF50 f1.4 USM)

Flash Fired 1/16 Power

Exposure Program Program M

Exposure Bias

Date Taken 2014-04-19 14:29:33

Camera 5D Mark III

Camera Make Canon

Exposure Time 1/100

Aperture f/22

ISO 100

Focal Length 50 mm (EF50 f1.4 USM)

Flash Fired 1/16 Power

Exposure Program Program M

Exposure Bias

Peter Hurley inspired shoot and how I did it

I was inspired by photographer Peter Hurley and his Portrait shoots. I really love expression and the way he shoots faces, it is so moving! His work is something that really makes me what to strive and push forward in portrait photography. He really knows how to tell a story in his photos, he has love and passion in photography which you can see when you look at his work. He has a catch phrase "shabang". I don't know the story behind it but I think that I'm starting to understand.

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