Wushu Concept Photoshoot #2 - Melvin Hseih (Low Key)
So here is the second part of the photoshoot, finally finished processing and uploading. We shot this on the top floor of the Gilman parking structure right as the sun was going down for two main reasons. #1, so that we wouldn’t get caught playing with swords around too many people, and #2 so that we could get some high key shots with some ambient lighting and low key shots with a 3 point flash setup. The low key shots were definitely harder to take and edit, mostly due to balancing the 3 flashes appropriately. But in the end, I think we ended up with some great material. Thanks a lot to Melvin Hsieh for modeling for me, and Filbert Banh for assisting with lighting.
Wushu Concept Photoshoot - Melvin Hseih (High Key)
So I’ve had some photoshoot ideas on my mind ever since this spring quarter. These ideas usually start out as small conceptual bookmarks that I make while going through my daily routine. I’ll be looking through a photoblog or magazine and something will click. Melvin is a good friend of mine. I think we met last year while I was still trying out wushu. We also had some classes together and became more acquainted as I’ve gotten more involved in TASA as well. But he asked me to help him out with a photoshoot and so I thought it would be awesome if he could display some of his wushu on camera for me. This is one of two concepts that I wanted to do, the first being high key and more traditional, while the second is more low key and a little more dramatic. Hope you like, the low key photos will be coming out soon!