LightningPaul

04 Nov 2009 4,127 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Body Painting at Zoom Experience 2009

Body Painting at Zoom Experience 2009


This weekend I visited the fair called Zoom Experience. It's all about photography, lighting, processing, cameras, lenses, printing, software, modeling and much more. Besides the many workshops about all kind of items (like Lightroom, Wacom tablets, color calibration, lighting the body, fashion photography), there were many opportunities to shoot various subjects, models, shows and events. One of them was a body painter at work. It was quite impressive.


TECH-INFO: Many visitors on the fair had very long lenses and (bulky) on-camera flashes covered with diffuser domes to spread the light all around (I really don't get it why they use them in open spaces with telephoto lenses, probably they sponsor battery companies). I on the other hand used my fast favorite prime lens, mainly because it was way too crowded to set up some lighting stuff.
I enhanced the image in Photoshop by darkening the background and spicing up the foreground colors, all done by several masked adjustment layers. Especially handy was the color selective tool to tweak the red, yellow, blue, green, white and black tones.

Body Painting at Zoom Experience 2009


This weekend I visited the fair called Zoom Experience. It's all about photography, lighting, processing, cameras, lenses, printing, software, modeling and much more. Besides the many workshops about all kind of items (like Lightroom, Wacom tablets, color calibration, lighting the body, fashion photography), there were many opportunities to shoot various subjects, models, shows and events. One of them was a body painter at work. It was quite impressive.


TECH-INFO: Many visitors on the fair had very long lenses and (bulky) on-camera flashes covered with diffuser domes to spread the light all around (I really don't get it why they use them in open spaces with telephoto lenses, probably they sponsor battery companies). I on the other hand used my fast favorite prime lens, mainly because it was way too crowded to set up some lighting stuff.
I enhanced the image in Photoshop by darkening the background and spicing up the foreground colors, all done by several masked adjustment layers. Especially handy was the color selective tool to tweak the red, yellow, blue, green, white and black tones.

comments (7)

such artists. I visited Zoom lasy year, skipped this year...
LightningPaul: Nice. I wanted to go last year but I couldn't. It was good but way toooo crowded. The organization has difficulties to handle the stream of incoming people. Even 12h30 they were still coming in.
Really good shot here.

Bigger the camera and more the fancy accessories, more important and good the photographer (at least that's what some people think)
These people ar artists in their own right Paul.
i know which bit i'd like to paint lol, fantastic work and nice shot Paulsmile
LightningPaul: I think I have a vague idea which bit :-D
  • Luis
  • Mexico City
  • 5 Nov 2009, 02:18
Man, I wish there were fairs like that here in Mexico City. I guess the market just isn't there to make it worthwhile.

Anyhow, superb color and light hear. The model is just fabulous too.
Hard job but somebody's got to do it.
Wonderful! Love her expression - what a fun exhibit to visit!
You have done an excellent job in photoshop, and it sounds like a big job!!

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera NIKON D300
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/2.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 35.0mm
Orange Juice SalesmanOrange Juice Sal...
Photographer at WindbagsPhotographer at ...
Wall of SnacksWall of Snacks

Warning