Saturday was the first studio shoot for the Cardinal Photography Student Association of the Winter 2017 semester. The goal was to get students acquainted with the studio, SVSU’s equipment, the backdrops, etc. I’m very excited to shoot in the studio for the next couple weekends. We will mainly host our meetups in the studio this semester due to the cold; however, if we were going to do any sort of travelling, we should have done it this weekend, as it was very mild with the continued presence of the fog we’ve been seeing lately.
The equipment in the studio is absolutely unbelievable. Some of the softboxes are taller than I am. I mainly used one of these softboxes for lighting during the shoot. For the polaroids, I hooked up a strobe directly to the lens on my Mamiya! Very excited about the potential of working with newer lighting equipment with older film cameras.
Afterword, we edited a few photos as a group. I quickly demonstrated an overview of editing techniques in lightroom. We went into a classroom, put on some Ed Sheeran, and went through the global and spot editing options. After editing, we took a short trip to Midland with the goal of taking my drone up. Unfortunately, the fog was pretty harsh, even just a hundred feet up. Drones don’t work the best in reduced visibility conditions. Overall, though, a very satisfying day.