Travis Brooks Photography: Blog https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Travis Brooks Photography (Travis Brooks Photography) Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:53:00 GMT Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:53:00 GMT https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u404589935-o743452378-50.jpg Travis Brooks Photography: Blog https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog 90 120 Dynamic Lighting - Advanced Tutorial https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2020/3/dynamic-lighting-advanced-tutorial Intro to Video?

If you already know me, I started my interest in photography only after having been shooting short videos and promos for some time. The original thought going into college was that I would end up pursuing a cinematography degree. During the course of my pursuit, however, I switched gears and began to primarily focus on photography. While I have filmed smaller projects here and there over the years, my main focus has been photography. It was a nice change of pace and maybe even a little bit nostalgic to begin filming again.

During a slower than usual couple weeks at work and before a mandatory shut down and quarantine, I was able to wrangle a few of my coworkers to help in filming a quick little tutorial video. I had started filming tutorial and tip videos a couple months prior that we would end up distributing to the other studios in our territory in order to better our photography and creativity as a whole. I generally ended up, due to having the equipment and know how, becoming the camera man and filming all of the various angles and perspectives for each tutorial. This time however, I was able to step from behind the camera and have a chance to show off some really cool lighting techniques that I would typically use in my day to day studio workflow. While the video does go into some specifics, it is generally aimed at a stylistic and inspirational photography approach rather than a technical dissertation.  I may try to film some more tutorial or quick tip videos in the future and peel back the curtain on some of the fun photography techniques I've learned over the years. Check out the video below as well as some of the "straight out of camera" reference images!

 

 

Check out the images from the video below!

 

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(Travis Brooks Photography) color dynamic eyelighter gel lighting model Portrait studio tutorial https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2020/3/dynamic-lighting-advanced-tutorial Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:48:34 GMT
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This week I decided to try one of my new color seamless paper rolls for a quick shoot. Instead of the typical setup, I decided to try shooting through the roll by ripping a hole in the center and framing the subject (myself) directly in the center. In order to help ensure the hole in the paper from falling to complete black, I decided to throw a colored light behind me into a grey seamless paper roll to add a little bit of interest to the background. 

The main light used in the images was a beauty dish with a diffusion sock placed high and slightly to camera right. There is also a gridded strip box behind and to camera left of the subject (just to give separation and dimension to the image). There was also a large parabolic umbrella (diffused) used as a fill light to bring in more detail to the shadow areas. For the background light (illuminating the grey seamless) both blue and orange gels were used on a monolight. Check out some of the images below!
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Steve & Tara https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2019/10/steve-tara  A few images from Steve and Tara's engagement session. I'm excited to photograph their wedding this coming June!

 

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Ethan & Sami Wedding Day https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2019/9/ethan-sami A spectacular wedding set against the Columbus, OH skyline at the High Line Car House. Some images from the day!

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(Travis Brooks Photography) bride Capitol Building city columbus columbus ohio couple downtown downtown columbus groom high line car house Hotel Leveque photos Schiller Park Scioto Riverfront wedding https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2019/9/ethan-sami Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Ethan & Sami Engagement https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2019/5/ethan-sami-engagement I had the pleasure of photographing Ethan & Sami's engagement images in May of 2019, a few months before their July wedding. I had known and worked with Sami's father for a couple years and was asked by him to possibly take a few images for their engagement and to go over some details of the upcoming wedding. It was my first time hopping around Columbus, OH for photos. Ethan and Sami had some great spots picked out and we ended up with some stellar photos!


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(Travis Brooks Photography) Bride to be Columbus Columbus Ohio Columbus Skyline couple Engagment photos https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2019/5/ethan-sami-engagement Sat, 18 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT
David & Jessa https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2015/2/david-jessa I knew David back from my high school days and was fortunate enough to have the privilege of photographing both his and Jessa's wedding down in Dayton, OH back in 2014. Both David and Jessa are incredible people and totally genuine! Oh and they both are spectacular dancers - bringing their A-game with them as they danced the night away at the barn.

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(Travis Brooks Photography) barn bride dayton ohio groom wedding https://www.travisbrooksphotography.com/blog/2015/2/david-jessa Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:30:00 GMT