Today is a special day for me. We are at Jervois Mansion. A 40 years old residential development in Singapore that will be redeveloped soon. The location of the shoot is at the swimming pool in this charming property.
And my set-up is right in the pool. Backdrops, Broncolor lights, Godox new R200 ring light and my trusty Fujifilm GFX100S. So how do I set-up all this in the middle of the pool? Basically, the pool is empty; not a single drop of water. I am really excited as not everyday, one gets an empty pool as a shoot location. The reason is because the next day this property will start their demolition for redevelopment. I would like to thank Kimen Group for this golden opportunity to shoot at this empty pool.
When Joe from Fujifilm Singapore and myself arrived at Jervois Mansion; the weather looks rather threatening with dark clouds advancing. We won’t very confident, as we could feeI a couple of tiny rain drops on my face. The X-H2s that Joe is using to video me and my GFX100S could easily overcome the drizzle or rain. It’s more like Broncolor, Godox and my Gravity backdrop. Can they survival the wet weather?
I decided not to set-up the Broncolor Para 133; instead just a single Broncolor Siros 800L with just its bear bulb. Not even with its standard reflector. If it do rain, its a lot quicker to move all the gears to the shelters. As for the my Godox set-up; the new R200 with AD200 pro. I wasn’t sure the power is enough for my shooting style. Having said that; at ISO 100 on GFX100S; with either the GF45mm or GF63mm. Shooting at F2.8 on almost full power with AD200 Pro, I could still still get enough juice, as I am shooting in HS sync. If its at the normal non HS sync; I am sure I could get more power from the AD200 Pro.
After 30 minutes the dark cloud left and there was no rain. The best part, the sun came back with beautiful evening glow. My first model is the sassy Phun Phattaamaporn. She is from Thailand. The land of smiles. My second model is no strangers to all of us. My buddy, Bobby Tonelli. Remember to check out his new Youtube channel; it’s all about photography. https://www.youtube.com/c/BobbyTonellipage/videos
It was a fun late afternoon by the pool. Actually I meant in the pool shooting. Even with a single BroncolorSiros 800L strobe; this light works wonders in helping to light the scene. As for my first impressionwith Godox R200 ring flash with AD200 Pro; I am impress with this small lighting kits. A very essential set-upif anyone is looking for a small strobe to start with. I am sold and you can be certain I will be sharing more photo taken with this small wonder. Enjoy the rest of the photos. Cheers.