Guerrilla Lighting, Photoshop Smoothing

I love Von Wong‘s weekly videos, in this installment Ben breaks down both a photo shoot and the post production he made for the band Trio Dinicu. While the video is short it is packed wit goodies, starting from how Ben and the band infiltrate the Disney Concert Hall. Ben, the three band members, assistants, Elinchrom Ranger heads and all, through a neat t-shirt lighting trick ending with some placements tips.

The tutorial ends with some very impressive photoshop tutorial dealing with a way to clean noise while retaining texture. This is the technique that made the photo look semi-painted.

Guerrilla Lighting, Photoshop Smoothing

If you like this kind of unpermitted location strobin, you may remember Nick Turpin‘s creative use use of strobes and Voice Activated Lightstands (VAL) where studio lights and stands were not allowed

Here are some more photos from that shoot

Guerrilla Lighting, Photoshop Smoothing

Guerrilla Lighting, Photoshop Smoothing

Guerrilla Lighting, Photoshop Smoothing

For the lighting diagrams, some more insights and a complete breakdown of the Photoshop smoothing technique head over to Ben’s blog.