What a fun shoot! This week Digiman Studio went to downtown Reno to photograph for Comm Row, Reno’s newest non-gaming hotel adventure destination. Inside there are five bars and unique eateries, a dance club and a live concert venue, and there is a 7000 sq. ft. indoor climbing gym. Comm Row also has the world’s largest climbing walls attached to the outside of the building, standing at 164 ft. Mike Robertson, the new marketing director came prepared with a great group of models and I, as the photographer, had the vision to put it all together. These shots may look like they were easy, but it took a lot of work to put them all together between placing the models, setting up the lighting, filling drinks and all the other minor details to make the photos look natural and fun. We started out with a few different sets at the Orela Bar and then moved upstairs to the Base Camp to photograph some climbers on the boulders.
Michelle, Scott, Caroline, and Katilyn
Mike, Megan, Shawna, Matt, and Caroline
On the scene of our second set. We were using three main lights for this set, one medium soft box on one model and another soft box on the opposite side as a light for the other model. In the back ground we had our third light which gave us that extra punch that we needed to light up everyone behind our main models.
Myself & Dax Victorino, who also works at Comm Row and helped us out for the day.
I loved the looks on everyone’s faces here, I must have made a silly comment. I have been told I am good with people and making everyone feel relaxed and have fun on set; we all had fun this day.
Our second location for Comm Row, Base Camp. We had four main lights for this set and one huge ladder to get a better perspective of our climbers. You can see the umbrella on the left, and behind that we also had a large soft box to light our subjects. Behind the boulder on the right we had a background strobe to light the bar behind a little, and across from the umbrella we had our fourth light aimed at our subjects below the climbers. This was intense, but worth it in the end.
…and no this is not camera dust, this is chalk dust in the air….
This was such a great project to work on. We couldn’t have done it without the help of Mike Robertson, Dax Victorino, and all of our outstanding models. Thanks Comm Row for working with Digiman Studio and we hope to work with you again soon!