The amazing and sought after super model Evon Tan is stalked by paparazzi! Borrowed a page from my bud David Hobby’s notebook, and did a TTL version of celebrity mayhem with a workshop class this week. Main light, Group A, with a Lumiquest LTP light shaper, Group B, all of our press corps, and Group C, two red gelled lights in the back of the room. Lots of fun, and the type of thing that gets everybody out of their seat and involved.
Asian hospitality, is of course, legendary. And we have certainly experienced the warmest of welcomes here. Man, do I have some major thank you’s to offer. At our first stop, Nikon Hong Kong got the ball rolling with a week of seminars, workshops and lectures.
Worked regularly this week with Evon, which is not exactly a chore. 85mm Nikkor f1.4, very sharp.
Changed up and went for lots of DOF with a 14-24 approach.
Production shots from the two pix above, both done with one SB900 into an Ezybox hot shoe soft box. In terms of small flash, the Ezy box has simply become the de facto go to light source out there. Super collapsible, and a beautiful quality of light.
Tried some high speed sync with an impromptu light shaper.
The classes have all had the huge benefit of working with some great gear. Marco Tortato, who runs the Manfrotto School of Xcellence, worked tirelessly with his Asian colleagues to ship yards of lights supports, clamps, c-stands and just about anything else you could put a light on to our various destinations. The Shriro group provided Lastolite gear–Tri-grips, Ezyboxes, umbrellas, you name it. All the classes split into shooting teams and had a chance to work with lots of different light shapers, models and light.
Nothing like a flying fish!
All production pix shot by Louis Pang and Drew Gurian.
Shift this week to Singapore. Next week, will be in Kuala Lumpur for Creative Asia. Big thanks to Louis Pang, who really pulled all this together. By the way, the blog looks different. More on that, as they say, tk….