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Photography Exhibits Are Serious Business | by Peter Bower
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Photography Exhibits Are Serious Business

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As many of you know, this is Mr Eric Lam.


Eric had an amazing opening night at Gallery RAW in town. I'd say there was a good 70-100 people in there to celebrate this guy's awesome achievements --- putting together an exhibit just weeks after finishing his PhD!


Eric is my go-to guy when I need an assistant for a strobe session --- it's always handy to have someone who gets lighting and is willing to offer a suggestion or two along the way. As an example, he helped out with my set up for this shot that wasn't quite going to plan. Haha. We deliberately went with the serious, contrasty, harsh lighting because, well, it fits with the way Eric does a lot of his portraiture.


Congratulations, sir, on a great opening night. Very well deserved!





Set up:


Camera EXIF: Canon 450D with a borrowed (from Bob Corbett) Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM. At 27mm, 1/200@f/6.3, ISO200.



Strobist info:

Yongnuo 460II fired at 1/8 (I think) power from either side of the model, carded to stop spill onto the background. A Canon 430EXII was also shot, bare, at 1/16 power on the ground for more controlled fill on the images. All triggered with Yongnuo RF602. (See image below.) Some post-production to remove distracting elements.





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Taken on May 6, 2011