On June 22nd I headed to St. Louis, Missouri to shoot my second lighting tutorial with the video production powerhouse that is RGG EDU.
I'll share some behind-the-scenes of us making tutorial below but the working title of the project was 'Long Exposure Studio Photography'. I'd been planning, testing and troubleshooting the long exposure shots and setups for months so although I felt prepared to teach this fairly complex topic on video, creating long exposure images is never simple and doing so whilst on a film set was never going to make it any easier.
Like I mentioned above, the biggest project of June was my new video lighting tutorial on Long Exposure Studio Photography.
The production crew that filmed it were the infamous RGG EDU and they were also the same crew that filmed my previous Gelled Lighting Tutorial a couple of years ago so I knew I was in safe hands.
Every great shoot is always built on the foundations of great prep work and having great stylists and makeup artists onboard practically guarantees excellent results every time!
The majority of this tutorial was about using long exposure lighting techniques in the studio. Of course long exposure work usually requires a very dark room to shoot in.....this was not ideal for a film crew to record me in so a constant 'lights-on' and 'lights-off' between images was a slow but very necessary evil.
For those of you that prefer shooting long exposure outdoors in the dark, don't worry we have you covered too. I spent a night in downtown St. Louis shooting on the streets with a model to capture some incredible shots in places you'd probably walk past every single day and never consider them photoshoot locations. Long exposure literally transforms the world around you into great locations everywhere you look.
Lastly of course we had the obligatory pieces to camera where I went into more detail on the theory, philosophy and techniques covered in the tutorial. This is harder than it looks but ultimately this is what ties the whole thing together.
I will of course keep you all updated on the progress of this tutorial and especially the release date. Keep your fingers crossed but hopefully that could even be within the next couple of months!!! :D
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