Photographer Pedro Moreno will show you the lighting setup for some of his beautiful photos. Here is is short interview with Pedro:
Lighting For Photo: – Where are you from?
Pedro Moreno: – I am from Venezuela but I live in Spain at the moment
Lighting For Photo: – How old are you?
Pedro Moreno: – 46
Lighting For Photo: – How long have you been into photography?
Pedro Moreno: – About 7 years
Lighting For Photo: – Do you prefer studio or location sessions?
Pedro Moreno: – Location. I like very much the challenges of lighting when you are outdoors or warehouses… Also always the background is different and I do play with that.
Lighting For Photo: – What is your dream assignment?
Pedro Moreno: – I would love to do an editorial for Italian Vogue
Lighting For Photo: – What other photographers do you like?
Pedro Moreno: – Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Koudelka, Helmut Newton, Joe Mcnally, Jordan Matthew Smith, amount others.
Lighting For Photo: – What is your favorite piece of photo equipment?
Pedro Moreno: – I love my Canon 5D MK II because is a full frame with the 100mm, 2.8 lense. I use it all the time. In lighting the one I use the most is the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra A with a Octave 1mt and deflectors. In my lenses also I use ND filters
Lighting For Photo: – What is the most common beginners misstakes when it comes to lighting?
Pedro Moreno: – Trying to buy everything they think they need. My advise is get to know what you have… I feel there is not right or wrong camera… just make the best out of it. Go out and shoot. The equipment won’t make you a better photographer.
Lighting For Photo: – What is your favorite lighting setup?
Pedro Moreno: – Elinchrom Ranger Quadra with an “A” head… love the fact is lo light to travel with it and it give me 1/6000 when I need it.
Lighting For Photo: – What is your worst photo experience?
Pedro Moreno: – Working for a client once… doing some photos at the beach… my camera got splash by a wave… I wasn’t expecting such a big wave and I thought my camera was all lost including the canon 70-200m 2.8 IS. Everything was very wet… luckily the Canon 5D MK II is build with this kind of situations in mind and nothing happen… that is one of the reason is costly… God was with me that day!!! 🙂
Check out mor of Pedros work at: www.pmorenofotografo.com