today in Las Vegas the photoMENTORIS
Las Vegas Based Meetup group Hosted a 4 hour Pin up Girl Workshop sponsored by Rockin Bettie Vintage and Pinup Boutique located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
I arrived at my studio at 9:00 AM to breakdown the gear in the studio load load 8 strobes, c-stands, assorted soft boxes, a pile of pocket wizards, power cords, 3 California Sunbounce Reflectirs and assorted sundry items and off to Rockin Bettie's Boutique.
Once there I commenced to setting up the lighting and dressing out 4 indoor sets. In addition we had east and west facing frontages in front and back of the store to work outdoors in ambient light. The back of the location has a small roll up door which later in the afternoon would provide some truly beautiful ambient light in the store.
As I was working on the sets our makeup artist and hair stylist / model Kristina Cupcake and the model team arrived and begun to get made over and select their wardrobes for the day.
Our Model Team MODLES
Left to right - Christina Brooklyn, Kristina Kupcake, Ashley Rapuano, Darby Fox, Dessie Danger.
A bit before 2:00 PM the photographers rolled in and we gathered for a brief rundown of the sets and procedures for the day and discussed the lighting before getting started. It was a truly long day but I did mange to get a photo of each model processed to share with the community. Over the next few days I will share more.
With just 8 photographers including myself ready to work with our team of 5 Pro Models we were to have a long and productive day. I believe each model worked in at least 4-5 wardrobe changes each
1. Darby Fox- lighting a basic 2 light set. Key light (5' Octabox) feathered from camera left fill on axis 48" soft box.
2. Kristina Kupcake - light a simple single light set 48" soft box feathered camera right
3. Ashley Rapuano - ambient light on the front east facing exposure of the building
4. Christina Brooklyn - photographed on the 2 light set
5. Dessie Danger - a doorway about mid way into the store, ambient light streaming into the space via the roll up door on the west side of the building.