broncolor and hasselblad at Smashbox studios MOPLA shoot LA 28 April 2012

just my thoughts,

 went to Shoot LA to see Michael Grecco and all the new lighting from broncolor  well it was some what over crowded   could not get a seat   was ok standing  ,
  could not hear him sound was muffled but was ok as totally under stood the lighting setups  he was creating and very much picked-up some tips and ideas ,his web site 

watched Tim Hogan  his web site   heard every-word, very interesting  table top setup and the way he described his way of working and using broncolor lights,
 much information from this ,
Tim Hogan  also had another table top set there, where you could get closer, I took advantage of this and asked him many questions,
which he answered and showed me with the broncolor  lights he was using how to create what I was interested in ,

I asked if he could change direction in his set up and change the lighting which he did and explained it all as he went ,
he gave me more information than the guys from broncolor ,

speaking of which they had a great studio setup many lights and 2 beautiful models and a pro photographer shooting it ,

I watch for a while thinking the photographer would say what she was doing and why with the lighting plus the  haselblad camera but alas no,

So asked the setup person on set  if the photographer was going to get another photographer to use this setup and camera  she said no,
so I asked what was the point of this setup we where all watching if you are not explaining what she is doing and why  ,

she told me I was very rude in asking and saying there was no point,

  well I am a professional photographer with a studio in Costa Mesa so would like to know what and why the photographer is doing this  with these lights which is why we are here and why you are showing us so we can be impressed and buy them ,

she told me this was not probably  for me if I needed to know,

 , mmm  so thousands of dollars worth of studio lighting and a 40 thousand dollar plus Hassellad  camera  link to Hasselblad  where not for professional photographers  which I am ,  now that is a some what misguided remark from her to me,

Anyway  Smashbox studio is an awesome studio with very helpful staff  Smashbox web site

so I did ask a person that looked like he was broncolor person he said what can I tell you, I replied that I was interested in knowing more about there  lighting he said what are you using  I said  Norman studio lighting, he replied  so you want to use professional lighting now  , mmm I just said thanks and moved on ,  that was a put down not appreciated ,there web site

so overall I had a great time ,meetup with many friends and made some new ones  , I think MOPLA is doing a great job with these advents and work shops and hopefully I will go to more ,

thats all for now , my web site


  1. Just as well Derek and Clive weren't in attendance!


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