hard rock cafe – pink october event

bangle's signed pink guitar

bangle’s signed pink guitar

We had another shoot at Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia, this time the event was for the breast cancer survivors. There was a silent auction that includes a signed pink guitar from the Bangles, and other great stuff. A fashion show was also held last night that features work from Chrissy Phillips and Duke & Winston. The students from the Art Institute of Philadelphia modeled the clothing with matching hair and make up done by Renee Fox Salon. The hosts of the show were Lori Wilson from NBC10 and Marilyn Russell from BEN FM.

The students strutted their way on the catwalk wearing the creation of Chrissy Phillips and Duke & Winston and there were speeches from the cancer survivors who attended the event. Indeed, this disease does not distinguish young or old as I’ve heard from the testimonies from one young and beautiful lady as well as from a young mother. The event also raised $1600 from the silent auction for the Young Survivor Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

Now, let’s talk about the lighting setup we used for the fashion shoot. We divided the catwalk into two sections: my friend shoots the stage using two light setup (one on each side mounted on a light stand fastened on to the pillars using gaffers tape); and i shoot the front end of the catwalk using a single light setup on a light stand nine feet high camera rear left. I have my camera set using ISO 400, aperture of F/4.5 and shutter speed of 1/20 second. I was also using on camera flash and bouncing it on a white card and angled it for direction. I used my trusted 50 mm F/1.4 lens and I did not have problems except when the models were moving so fast that I sometimes had focus mishaps. Overall, I am satisfied with my shots and I just used Lightroom to fix levels and fine tune the white balance.

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