Jake Hicks Gelled lighting workshop

Yesterdays workshop completes the set of currently released Jake Hicks workshops. I've learnt so much in a very short time. 

I've already attempted a couple of the setups myself so knew pretty much how they are done. That's all well and good but seeing it done by the man himself allows you to see how he does it- the little details he looks for, exactly how he has his kit setup, the things that will take the shot to that next level.

I had the privilege to shoot with Gabriella again, she's an incredibly talented model, its hard not to come away with great shots. This time I took a lot of care to make sure I wasn't cutting off hands or clipping elbows, this is easier said than done but I managed a pretty high hit rate.

All in all it was another great experience and I look forward to the next one!

Kit wise I took my a7r3 with vertical grip attached, lenses I had with me my 85mm f1.4 and my 50mm f1.4. Settings everything is around f4/f5.6 at iso 100 and 1/125 sec.

All the images below were lit and setup by Jake, I took the shots and did the edits.

 I'm very happy with this shot, I shot Gabriella's hair at just the right moment. Editing this was a lot of fun.   This is my favourite setup from the workshop and apart from the long exposure setups my favourite so far, I'm looking forward to getting into the studio and applying what I've learnt on this one.  This was shot with my 50mm

I'm very happy with this shot, I shot Gabriella's hair at just the right moment. Editing this was a lot of fun. 

This is my favourite setup from the workshop and apart from the long exposure setups my favourite so far, I'm looking forward to getting into the studio and applying what I've learnt on this one.

This was shot with my 50mm

 Another great setup, I need more lights to recreate this one, something that's on the shopping list, Jake also used a lens baby with this one, which gave a fantastic effect, one of those will be going in the kit bag too soon.  This was shot with my 85mm

Another great setup, I need more lights to recreate this one, something that's on the shopping list, Jake also used a lens baby with this one, which gave a fantastic effect, one of those will be going in the kit bag too soon.

This was shot with my 85mm

 Last but certainly not least, this is by far the most complex setup I've learn yet, there's a lot going on here and its very easy to get it wrong. With that in mind I was watching Jake like a hawk when he set this up, I will definitely have a go at this one on a shoot soon, I think I know where I've gone wrong with this in the past and hope to nail it next time out.  This was shot with my 50mm

Last but certainly not least, this is by far the most complex setup I've learn yet, there's a lot going on here and its very easy to get it wrong. With that in mind I was watching Jake like a hawk when he set this up, I will definitely have a go at this one on a shoot soon, I think I know where I've gone wrong with this in the past and hope to nail it next time out.

This was shot with my 50mm