I rarely shoot for editorials, however for this magazine cover I accepted the challenge. These are real athletes, the splashes are real but the beach is just a stock photo. There are three of them that I shot multiple times in various angles then everything was composed in photoshop. The splashes are from a diluted instant coffee placed on a big bowl then I asked my assistant to hit the coffee to make splashes. We didn't have time to shoot it on location and besides why go to
When shooting for advertising, the lighting must be clean and the images sharp. I used a total of 5 studio lights in this shoot. The result is a well lit photo with rim lighting in both sides while maintaining the highlights and some shades on the face. I small light with soft box was used at the lower front as fill in instead of using a big reflector. This gave me more control over the detail and shadows under the face and on the clothing. But why used 5 lights? Why not ju
My Japanese clients came to my studio and we shot this "Katsuobushi" for their wall poster. I used one light with a grid attachment. What the grid does is it makes the light more narrow and focus. Just like a snoot. It also prevents side spill lights making the background darker. The result is a more dramatic and artistic shot that my clients loved. Good job for me. :)
About 7-8 years ago I had my www.ronnelcuison.com but as soon as my domain expired, it was hacked. The hacker replaced my site with a chinese dating portal! I had no choice but to get the one with the .ph. Anyways, I'm back with a clean and simple looking site where the images are the hero. Enjoy!