There are several hundred posts here in Luminary Corner, most of them thanks to the members of the Luminary team. I've written a lot about how diverse this group is, not just in their skill set as artists, but in their expertise in business ventures and social media. This guest post by Charles Maring makes the point.
As a spokesperson for both Panasonic's LUMIX cameras and Profoto he's combined the best of both worlds to capture the image above. The specs for the image are below. However, if you know Charles and Jennifer then you're aware this is a couple who never sits still. They are one of the most diverse couples in the industry. They're always expanding into other aspects of image capture, social media and now, shopcharlee.com, clothing line designed with fine art expressionist paintings by Charles.
Check out more of Charles work at his website and keep tabs on the Luminary team with a visit to the Lumix Lounge.
CAMERA Lumix GH4 - LENS Lumix 12-35 2.8 - ISO 200 1/50 sec f/5.0
- Main Light is a Profoto B1 with a Soft White Beauty Dish and 25˚ Honeycomb Grid
- Rim Light is a Profoto B1 with a Honeycomb Grid Spot
- Fill light in the room is coming from a Profoto 7ft Giant Reflector and a Pro Air Tungsten continuous light source.
I created this photograph during a fashion shoot for the launch of www.shopcharlee.com a clothing line I produced from my fine art expressionist paintings. My clothing line includes leggings and capris with the perfect amount of compression for athletics such as yoga, dance, running, or the gym.
So, we are focusing some of our photo-shoots for the brand around these niche lifestyles. I wanted to capture a dancer in motion both in photographs and in video so naturally we utilized the Profoto system for the project because all of our light shaping tools fit both their strobe and continuous light heads. This makes it easy to switch from high impact still images and go right into video capture using the GH4 as well. This image was one of my favorites from the shoot as it really showcases the motion of dance, and the clothing at the same time.
You can follow our journey of turning art into fashion on our blog www.togetherinstyle.com where we have a web series called Our Reel Life that takes you behind the scenes of our personal and professional journey as artists, photographers, and entrepreneurs.