Yesterday I got the pleasure of photographing my friend Ian McKay for my practical location lighting class.
Ian and I used to be neighbours. He’s a very interesting fellow. We always have nice small chats, and I generally find out something new about him each and every time. Since Taryn, Hanna and I have moved from that building we make a point of stopping by to see Ian. Hanna can’t get enough of him and his big smile… not seen here.
We used a mixture of small strobe and battery packs for this shot and the Nikon D3 with the 24-70mm 2.8. Ian is light with an SB-600 in a homemade beauty dish. There is an Elinchrom Ranger outside with an orange gel.
These were the build up to the final two strobe set up. Here we are using one small strobe, either the SB-600 or a Pentax AF360 controlled manually and triggered via trusty Pocket Wizards. The light of the flash is warmed up with a 1/2 CTO.
Ian is a painter and architectural illustration artist living in Vancouver.
This past weekend some of his painting debuted at a New York gallery.
Ian is part of an outsider art group.
Ian is legally blind.
This photograph was taken with good ole available light. I had to put at least one in here.
Ian used to be a Mime and once opened up for Led Zeppelin.
Here is Ian smiling.