OK, so the real story isn’t that exciting . . .
For one of my classes, the assignment was to shoot a “magazine cover” using a softbox.
Well . . .
I don’t exactly have a softbox . . . (it was optional for the class, I opted not to get it right away)
So I had to improvise using a diffusion panel, which works well, but it’s still not a softbox.
Anyway, this is the magazine cover I came up with:
Why did I pick to shoot a “golf magazine?” It certainly isn’t my love for the game, or my natural ability at it either.
It was CONVENIENCE.
AH! Did I just admit that?
- Wardrobe? CHECK
- Props: CHECK
- Hair and Makeup? CHECK (more like a non factor for this shoot)
- Model: CHECK
And so, the concept for my magazine was born. 🙂
I asked my father-in-law if he had any “golf” magazines I could look at (for research and ideas) and his jaw dropped to the floor and he replied, “Are you serious?”
Yes. I guess it is that shocking that I would be asking to look at golf magazines.
Now for the set up shot:
I used two hot lights with beauty dishes to light the background (if your subject is lit and your background is not, a white background will turn a shade of gray which I certainly did not want) and one hot light with a beauty dish and a white diffusion panel in front of David.
Let me tell you, our garage is one poppin’ place around 11:00 PM on weekend nights. 🙂