Some time back we did a concept shoot for the Norwegian Designer Karina K. Titze of Undorn and Jeweler David-Andersen. We had this uber cool location for a day, just an hour outside of Oslo, Norway. I think it’s and old mill house, or something in that line. Anyways, we arrived to a freezing cold location and set up in this awesome room as you can see in the pictures. I we found a couple of electric heaters, which were able to raise the temperature to about 4 degrees celsius… After filling the whole area up with smoke and making sure the fire alarm went off 4-5 times, we finally started shooting our models, wearing beautiful dresses and jewelry worth more than $150 000.
Lets smoke this place!!!
Doesn’t look like it, but this place was freezing!!
The Hero himself… ME!
The team after an 12 hour workday.
A few posts back I posted some behind the scenes photos from a shoot we did at the L’Oreal Academy, in Oslo. Here are two of the final images and some short info on how everything was lit.
The model was styled in the image of Birgitte Bardot, which was one of last years inspirations to the L’Oreal Collection. Below are two of the final images. Birgitte was a strong and independent woman, something we wanted to shine through in our images.
The models view looked like this. Have you ever tried the Profoto XL umbrella?
We had some concerns about how the light spread would be on this location; low ceiling and shiny back wall. I couldn’t do anything about the ceiling, but decided to use the back wall to my advantage. The reflective surface gave me a free “spot” on the back wall. The vignetting is all natural and thanks to the large Profoto XL umbrella.
The main light was the Profoto white beautydish. I chose this rather than the silver one because of the 65° light spread compared to the 26° of the silver one. I knew I had to put the light fairly close to our model and needed as much spread as possible(without lighting up the whole room). The beautydish had an energy output of f/4,5 and lit up the face and upper body. The Profoto XL umbrella worked as a fill light and was set to f/4, just half a stop under the the main light, softening out shadows and evening out the light.
From behind the model, two Profoto 1×1,3′ softboxes creates an even and soft rimlight. These strobes were set to f/6,3. 1/3 of a stop brighter than the exposure. The right-hand side softbox was pointed slightly upwards, and lef-thand side slightly downwards.
All light sources used on this shoot was powered by Profoto D1 500ws Air‘s.
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Today, Adobe released Lightroom version 3.5 and ACR 6.5 today which finally adds full support for digital Hasselblad cameras.
Officially it still only Hasselblad H4D-60 that is fully supported but, there is so far no problems when handling H4D-40/50.
Both the lossless compressed 3FR and the uncompressed FFF file format are supported.
The final question is how well of a job has Adobe done when it comes to the automatic lens correction and how well are colors shown compared to Hasselblad’s own software Phocus?
Below is to images showing the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, one generated using the Hasselblad made profile and one using a custom made profile. As you can see the difference is not huge, at least not when compared to what the difference would look like if we did this test with a Canon or a Nikon… In other words, Hasselblad rocks when it comes to colors… (and basically everything else)
Hasselblad made Lightroom profile:
Custom made profile by me:
And just for show, here’s a screen shot of the lens correction list:
If you’re a Hasselblad shooter, please let me know what you think!?