Earlier this winter I did a shoot for the graphic design company, Creative Nobility. We shot in one of the new unfinished business complexes in the Calgary neighbourhood, Mission. Despite both Rebecca, the creator and owner of Creative Nobility, and I leaving with our boots and jeans completely white from the thick coating of dust and dirt we had picked up off the floor, the shoot turned out to be a lot of fun!
As I play around more and more with my current lighting set up during commercial shoots, I am finding out how much fun it is to be ridiculously creative with my light. Some of the images I am getting out of these simple lighting tests are fantastic, and, many times, these images are even beating out my ‘basic lighting’ set up as the finished image.
The products Rebecca brought along with her to the shoot were fantastic, and easily some of the most fun I’ve shot yet. For most shots, I used my Nikon SB910 speedlight attached to my 4.7x4.7’ softbox. I simply reflected the speedlight across to my white reflector and back down onto the design pieces. Coupled with the beautiful natural light pouring in from the big open windows, this gave me that fantastically even and soft light.
Photos were shot with my Nikon D810 with a 85mm f/1.4 and 24-70 f/2.8 attached.