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Black Polo - part 1 of 1 2

by Trevor Yerbury Published 01/02/2017

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It's always difficult to come up with a new and interesting Masterclass for the Convention. This year we decided to show and demonstrate work from our Black Polo series, which is both creatively and commercially successful.

Faye and I have been using the Black Polo concept for many years in the studio and hold a small selection of black polo necks and black T-shirts. The idea is to provide the subject with a neutral outfit that does not take away from their character and personality.


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It was also our objective to demonstrate that it is not necessary to have/use multiple lights to create a simple but classic image. In our studio we use a 30+-year-old 40"x60" soft-box attached to a Bowens 500 head and an old reflector of a similar vintage. That’s it, simple no complications, no fancy lighting set-ups and my ISO, speed and aperture remains the same, always. In that way we can devote 95% of our attention to our sitters.

For this Masterclass we used two Bowens' Lumair Strip 100s on Bowens 400 heads and, of course, our vintage reflector and our latest background.


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