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s8080 Christmas 2012

Here’s a little Christmas photomontage of most of the team at s8080. Used for a Christmas email and Blog.


Set up

Characters were shot in 3 groups in a studio environment. Lighting controlled remotely with a set of 4 pocket wizards

Camera - Canon 60D with a half decent kit lens. Camera setting: Manual 1/125, ISO320, f8.0.

Main fill light – Canon 580exII Speedlight Left of camera through lastolite softbox on stand (extended to 3 lengths and angled down at around 40 degrees) Manual ¼ 0.7 zoom 90.

Key light left (Christmas tree)– Canon 580exII Speedlight through white umbrella on stand (As low as it would go and angled up at around 40degrees) Manual 1/16 -0.3 zoom 70.

Key light right (light coming down the stairs) – Canon 580exII Speedlight through white umbrella on stand (extended to full height length and angled down at around 40degrees) Manual 1/1 zoom 105.


Background environment (tree, fireplace, stairs etc) all taken at home with one Speedlight camera right with varying settings.

Quite a bit of post in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop cs6.


Comments welcome as always! ;)


A very Happy Christmas to everyone.

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Taken on December 14, 2012