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Comedians in Monochrome


To end the night of mini-session portraits these two women wanted to take photo with comedian Sam Prickett who had the crowd in stitches during his set.


These were some quick mini-session portraits I took during a comedy show in Austin, Texas. The show was One Love Comedy at The Pershing. A members only club, Pershing opens their doors once a month to public for entertainment. This time around people invited for a night of comedy featuring the likes of Hunter Duncan, Ehsan Ahmad, Heather Shaw, CJ Landry, Dan Pyatetsky, and more.

I personally think the color photos came out wonderful but I wanted to see what the result would be in and I'm sharing the results with the site.

The camera setup was Panasonic Lumix GH4 equipped with a Konica Hexanon 28mm lens at f3.5 with a black pro mist 1/4 filter.

The lighting setup for this was rather simple. I used a Godox speedlight equipped with a softbox and grid as the key light for the subjects. I then added a 6*4 muslin bounce on the opposite of the subjects face to give a soft bounce filling up some shadows on the face. Finally I added an LED wand as a backlight for the subjects.

On the next go with mini-session portraits I'd like to light the background of the subjects giving a lot more depth to the photo. That's something I haven't particularly tried in the past and it's something I'm learning to incorporate with video so it would make sense that it would only help my photography as well.



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Tech Specs:

Camera - Panasonic Lumix GH4

Lens - Rokinon 12mm

Lens - Konica Hexanon 40mm

Lens - Konica Hexanon 50mm

Lens - Jupiter 85mm

Lens - Jupiter 135mm

Editing - Adobe Lightroom

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