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by Damian McGillicuddy Published 01/08/2009

A team of the Societies' fellows has been touring the country delivering mentoring on the Mentor Me Programme. This has proven to be both popular and successful. At a recent session at DPM Wallbank's facilities in Manchester we found ourselves with 30 minutes to spare owing to a cancellation. Now the lighting wizard, Damian McGillicuddy had been laying on demonstrations for people attending mentoring, majoring on beauty lighting using just two lights and in confined spaces. Many people had been amazed by the quality of light he was creating from just two battery-powered flash guns and during the banter of our 30-mimute break Damian was challenged to produce our front cover shot with simple gear, in a confined space and within the time we had to spare.

The diagram is close to scale. The reflector was angled from the model's lap up almost to camera level, leaving just a small slit for Damian to shoot through. LEFT: Lozie changes places with the photographer. This super-wide angle shot of the model's view shows the black box surrounding the model. The reflector would be angled up level with Lozie's left shoulder. The beauty box sits at about a 30° angle above the model's head

Never one to shrink from a challenge, he was up from the desk like a shot, held a quick wardrobe discussion with Lozie, collected a few 'mentored' students as witnesses and off we went.

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