Monday, August 4, 2008

Commercial Break #4


6 comments:

Susana said...

very nice. is that a little 50/1.4/ringflash action? you still shooting with the blad? I love your squareness.

Timothy Archibald said...

no! no ! and no!
take notes:
85mm f1.2.
4 kino flo 2 x 4's, day light. balanced. top bottom right left, takes 90 minutes to set up.
4 flags, top bottom left right.
1 strobe with grid hitting pongee.
the guy walks in, flag off the hot spots, settle him into your autofocus points.
talk to him, tell him to bring his lips together, think a smile, don't manifest it on his face, let him interpret that... push the button a few times and you are done.

Susana said...

archived under t.a. deconstructs. thank you for the thorough breakdown. nice!

Anonymous said...

Any retouching here? Love the lines, wrinkles and realness!

Timothy Archibald said...

Hey, good question about the retouching here. Nope, this is just the shot, right out of the camera, with that good lens and a trillion lights. But the big key in this shot is just down right, straight up killer hair and make up. Here is was created by Dawn Sutti, based in SF. Http://www.dawnsutti.com.

William Anthony said...

... think a smile, don't manifest it on his face, let him interpret that...

Pretty cool trick Timothy. I'll archive it next to Platon's "Ask 'im to fink about 'is mum."