Tag Archives: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Zoo Photo Workshop

Join Ralph for a half-day workshop at the zoo.

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Upcoming Photo Workshops

I have a couple of workshops coming up.
Click on the posters below to learn more or contact me if you have any questions.

 

SBZoo Workshop

 

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Safety First

A Santa Barbara charter boat company, Truth Aquatics, contacted me about a new life jacket info sheet for their fleet of boats. I thought shooting the new images on the boat instead of in the studio would really elevate the attention of the passengers.

Cherie Noel, a LA based model, joined us on a trip over to Catalina Island and brought along some of her favorite swimsuits. When I saw her 40’s style bathing suit I knew that was the look we needed. Life jackets aren’t very flattering so having a talented and beautiful model like Cherie really helps. I’m always impressed with how much effort good models put into their job. It may look easy but it really isn’t.

 

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I lit the scene with two speedlights; a gridded rim on the left and the key was a shoot-thru umbrella on the right. Ambient was “soft sun”, I could just see a light shadow. ISO 200, 1/200sec f/8.