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30/10/2012

Photo shoot at SOS



SOS International is the leading assistance organisation in the Nordic region. From their emergency centres in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, they provide acute personal assistance all over the world.

My assignment today was to photograph four employees for an "New Employee Welcome folder" and take some photos from the HQ entrances showing their logo.

The time slot was short, so I went for a simple set-up with one Nikon SB-910 powered with an additional Nikon SD-9 battery pack and mounted on a light stand with a white umbrella. The flash was angled 45 degrees to the left of the person. On the opposite side I placed another light stand with a California Sunbouncer mounted. The SB-910 was triggered with my trusted Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1. In addition I used a PocketWizard AC3 to control the flash output. I used a Nikon D800 with a Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.





The client asked me to use a brick wall as back drop, which worked just fine. The set-up was in complete shadow, so I could control the light without having to overpower the sun (today we have a clear blue sky and lots of sun shine).

The first photo in this blog post is one of the "logo" shots I took outside the HQ entrance. I chose to post process every thing except the flag as black and white to really emphasize the logo, but still keep it in its environment.





As for the employee photos I'll only show you only one here, that I thing is really good - both from lighting and a post processing perspective (I used a LR4 preset from Matt Kloskowski - "Sports Game Day Desaturated (Light)" - as the final touch).

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