Retouching and compositing has always been something we love to do at James Nader – TeamNader. I have done most of it and will keep on with the compositing work but finally I have to hold up my hat and hand over skin and beauty retouching to some new recruits.
I personally love to shoot with film lighting and would choose it over flash if the exposures can be controlled well without fast action, However recently i added a range of different sized LED lights which i now shoot with. I can use gels and grids to control these and mix this with a Tronix battery to power 2 lights then you have a nice little set of very portable but powerful lights. Back these up with a few smaller hand held devices and you can create some super looks. The shot below was lit entirely with a small hand held LED with 160 small bulbs and mixed with a slightly timed exposure and higher iso this effect is easily achievable. the good thing is which LED as with film lighting you can actually see what you are getting through the lens on the fly and helps shoot quickly.