Jo Alldredge Photography...

I want to start year three of this blog by immediately attacking the "to do" list from our birthday posting, this is number three from the list "feature the work of fellow photographers".

This other photographer is Jo Alldredge.

Jo is one of the many people I have had the pleasure of meeting while writing Weekly Photo Tips, and while I was perusing her website recently I came across these images and was blown away with how good they are.

I really like everything about them - the setup, the lighting, the processing - everything.

When I asked Jo about the lighting she said "I don't use a light meter, I use the guess and then check method. I had my husband turning the power up and down and moving the soft box depending on where Cindy was standing and how I wanted the lighting".

Guess and then check is my favorite technique as well.

She did use an Alien B800, an Alien Bee Foldable Large Octabox (47"), and a Vagabond II Portable Power System.

Jo did these images for musician Cindy Standage (you can see more of Jo's work throughout Cindy's website).

Jo processed these images in Lightroom.

Be sure to check out Jo's blog and her website.

(click on any image to view larger in a new window)

Camera: Canon 30d
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 250
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/2.8

Camera: Canon 30d
Focal length: 18mm ISO: 320
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/5.6
(There was only one star in the sky. I cloned in a couple more.)

And the settings for the image at the beginning of the post are:

Camera: Canon 30d
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/2.8


Photography By Jo said...

Love it Scott! Thanks :D Yes, I used a light meter in school and found that it took just as long if not longer than the guess and check method. I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses it!

Cheryl said...

Jo is amazing.

Dave said...

I have a Sekonic meter I had to have. I've used it twice. Now I just shoot and chimp. After a while, you kind of "know" what the settings are going to be, or at least close.