jussikirjavainen
jussikirjavainen

Z taking a break



At a band photo session break, Helsinki, Finland, 2010.

At a band photo session break, Helsinki, Finland, 2010.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on a break of a band photoshoot, in a rehearsal studio complex built in an old service tunnel in Helsinki – so this is a candid photo, but using the strobe I had for the shoot (see below).
Time
This was shot in the evening, but the tunnel was dark any time of day, anyway.
Lighting
I shot the whole shoot with a single cheap strobe, with cable sync. I had a small spot and umbrella, too, I think the umbrella was used here. I have also selectively darkened some parts of the frame in Lightroom.
Equipment
I used Canon 40D at this time, handheld with sync cable hanging out, with a cheap strobe a friend gave me, because it was broken at the time.
Inspiration
I had the setup set up, and the opportunity presented itself. I like candid photos much more than carefully set up ones (which probably means my setups aren't that hot).
Editing
I converted to b&w in Lightroom and used the selective brush to darken corners and some parts of background, as well as parts of the black clothing, with negative exposure.
In my camera bag
These days I only carry Fujifilm X-T1, the 18-55 mm kit lens, the small Fuji flash and occasionally a tripod.
Feedback
I like natural light whenever I can use it, or very minimal flash setups, the simpler the better. I like to be able to react to quickly changing situations, like the natural pose in this image.

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