This is a demonstration of the steps taken by one of our team, Chance Watson to create this fantasy portrait composite. Contact us for your very own fantasy composite.
Check out this introduction of the functionality of the LightGrid from founder Bill Delzell and a great testimonial of the LightGird from Perficients general manager of Salesforce practice, Andrew O’Driscol.
Take a look at what Chance Watson, a new member of the LightGrid team, created with this fantasy composite. Keep your eyes open for a step by step animation on how this was made.
LightGrid senior software engineer Andrew ‘Zoz’ Brooks presents The LightGrid through his own eyes. Take a look at our YouTube channel at Blue Sky LightGrid for more LightGrid related videos.
20-year-old Micaela Hoo made her LightGrid debut in collaboration with Larabar. Micaela is a photographer, graphic designer, and blogger behind Drifter & the Gypsy. She recently mentioned Blue Sky LightGrid on her blog:
“I shot these photos at Blue Sky LightGrid, which is quickly becoming my favorite studio to shoot at in SF. It has a LightGrid Studio and a Daylight Studio. I shot in both studios. Shooting in the Daylight Studio was pretty easy for me since I work with all-natural light 99% of the time. I must admit I was a bit nervous to shoot in the LightGrid Studio as my knowledge of studio lighting is extremely limited, but the way that it’s engineered, all you do is choose what type of lighting you’d like on an iPad; no manual setup necessary! It made it so easy. If you’re in need of a studio in SF, definitely Check out this place.”
Check out her blog for more images from the shoot at Drifter & the Gypsy.
Photographed by: Dawn Hoo and Bill Delzell
Styled by: Beth Jones using Crossroads Trading
The team at Blue Sky Lightgrid and the ladies from Brit + Co teamed up to produce some high quality video tutorial that is now featured on their website to promote their new e-classes. Check out the videos from The LightGrid and other fun items on their website at Brit + Co.
Jay Alexander recently stopped into the LightGrid for some new head shots and left the staff wowed by his special performance he gave after the shoot.
A master magician and comic, Jay Alexander is one of the top corporate and society entertainers in the country. He has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, MTV and a favorite on many morning shows. Jay creates customized shows for Fortune 500 companies.
Jay Alexander is the great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer, Gentleman Ben Darwin. As a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparents attic filled with magic and escapes. His interest in magic took off from there. At the age of fourteen Jay was honored to be the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. More about Jay check out his website at Jay Alexandar.
This is an example of the latest composite work coming out of The LightGrid. Color Rhythm employee Spencer stopped in for a fun, interactive shoot in his full snow gear to test a new apparel concept. The LightGrid is a great tool for producing fun images that are perfectly designed for having multiple lighting scenarios. It allows anyone to quickly match the subject lighting to the desired backdrop lighting for more efficient composing.
Our friends from down the hall, Hands On Gourmet came into the LightGrid for a fun and interactive photo shoot. All members of the staff were able to create high quality images of each other, which these images were eventually turned into a movie poster. The technology of The LightGrid allows the process to be simple and exciting from the push of the camera button to the end compositing result. Come into to the BlueSky LightGrid and get your very own movie poster created by our team.
Retouching Credit: Austin Heppler
Blue Sky LightGrid hosted an exciting event on December 3rd with a group from Facebook. Hands On Gourmet hosted cooking lessons and a competition, and the 3DIGIVIEW Time Slice camera system was on site to capture the creativity in the studio. See all the videos from the event on our Vimeo page here at Vimeo Blue Sky LightGrid. Enjoy the Videos!
The images from the Yelp event in The LightGrid are edited and ready for viewing. Here are just a few from the event. To see all of the images that were taken, visit our Flicker Page here. Feel free to view, download, and share your pictures from the event in The LightGrid. For a high resolution image please feel free to contact us at 415.626.7232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Sky LightGrid hosted a Yelp event where the 3 DIGIVIEW Time Slice camera system was set up and ready to capture the fun. Enjoy the videos and feel free to contact us for more information. View all Time Slice videos on our Vimeo page. Click here Vimeo Blue Sky LightGrid.
Owner Taylor Carter and her team from Pilates Proworks of San Francisco made their second appearance at the Blue Sky LightGrid the other week. Taylor was able to not worry about the technical aspects of lighting, but rather focusing on showcasing her staffs pilates capabilities. The technology here at Blue Sky allows first and second time camera users to produce high quality professional imagery in half the time with a fraction of the cost.
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I had a great time with Jessie Tipton in the LightGrid. These images are a little different from my normal portraiture in the way of mood, exposure, and setting of the studio. Jessie is not a professional model, but her energy and openness during the shoot allowed me to capture and direct the mood that I was looking for. Good shoot, and I look forward to working with her in the near future. Check out my website http://austinheppler.com/ for more example of my work.
Instructor Rafiki Cai and his students in the Upward Bound project stopped by the Blue Sky LIghtGrid to talk with Bill Delzell about the science of light and how software and robotics can create powerful tools for the production of photography and video. The Upward Bound Project is a program put into place by the University to help high school students get prepared for college majors and careers focused on “STEM” fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Program alumni have graduated from, or currently attend, colleges with some of the nation’s best STEM programs.
Previously we had posted about Ubisoft’s upcoming game Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag. Here are some of the images that were shot of the character Black Beard that will appear in the game. Ubisoft has consistently utilized the LightGrid for their still imagery, and the outcomes speak volumes of the quality that can be achieved at Blue Sky.
The owners and staff of Pilates ProWorks San Francisco came into the LightGrid to photograph portrait and action shots for their website. Owner/Photographer Taylor Carter tests her skills using the LightGrid technology.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at a shoot Juan Zambrano did for DMAX.
Bill Delzell, Founder of Blue Sky LightGrid was recently interviewed by 1SourceVideo at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Here’s a fun video of Bay Area singer/song-writer Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-LAY) in between takes of her music video.
Here is a quick demo of different ways you can light a baseball card in the LightGrid.
We’ve been feeling nostalgic at Blue Sky LightGrid this week and wanted to share some behind the scenes shots from one of our favorite shoots.
Jorge Novoa and his team at the Werehaus created this video for Blue Sky LightGrid for the 2013 NAB show StartUp Loft. The video is a retrospective of sorts that showcases a number of different artists that have produced work in the LightGrid.
Rafiki Cai Technologist-in-Residence at University of San Francisco came into the Blue Sky LightGrid to record a birthday greeting.
Juan Zambrano teamed up with CG artist Stephen Wheeler to create these stunning images that appeared on Season 10 of Project Runway.
Hair/Make up: Haley Elizabeth Byrne
Model/Stylist: Anne -Marie Carbonell
Here’s a quick example (using an image of the talented Stephen Fry) of how the LightGrid and Photoshop can be paired to create a simple composite.
Juan Zambrano’s beautifully stylized portraits are on display, check out more of his work at his website.
There’s a lot to be said about playing with fire, isn’t there?
Tanya Constantine teamed up with the lead dancer from the stage production of The Lion King to capture these stunning images of dancers in motion. These pictures show the capabilities of the LightGrid to capture motion in photography. See more in the post.
As promised here is the Full-length video from The Werehaus teamed up with Rock Band Land.
A simple image taken in the LightGrid can be manipulated into anything you can imagine. See how this image was put together inside.
Youth Uprising from East Oakland teamed up with Blue Sky LightGrid to help the vision of two young producers in the Youth Uprising program.
The team from The Werehaus made use of the LightGrid for their new project in collaboration with Rock Band Land.
This is a sample of work from a recent shoot in the LightGrid
Academy of Art student Steven Terrebonne stopped by the LightGrid recently. These images demonstrate the quality of light that is achievable by using the LightGrid.
I’m new to using the LightGrid, but was amazed at how quick and easy it is to set up a shoot. The following images make use of all four of the panels in the LightGrid, and the setup took less than 10 minutes. Check out the images here
Rapper MC Frontalotshot his music video for “NERD LIFE” in the Blue Sky LightGrid. Check out behind the scenes photos and the full video here.
The perfect portrait lighting found in less than 60 seconds in the Blue Sky LightGrid. Check it out here.
The Light Grid was recently put to the test to create dramatic, directional lighting for a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Photographed by Blue Sky photographer Isaac Miller, the shots will be used in a yet to be announced title from a well known, local video game company. We were extremely happy with the shoot, as it further showcases the diverse range of lighting styles the LightGrid can create. More photos inside.
Last weekend, Blue Sky hosted women’s fashion blogs LA in the Bay and The Glitter Guide as they showed off their favorite summer fashions. Photographed by Blue Sky interns Joelle Wagner and Isaac Miller, the shoot featured looks for five various summer events ranging from beach day to weddings. Check out more photos below!
Haren Mehta photographed Tan Le, Co-Founder of Emotiv and Founder & CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences with the Emotiv EPOC Neuroheadset.
We were honored to have such an inventive and creative mind in our Light Grid.
This beautiful AD with Elena Ishbulatova for her brand of fitness videos, blogs, group training and personal training located in San Francisco was created in the LightGrid with Sapient Studios.
Recently the Light Grid was the focus of an article for PDN Magazine. The article explains how the Light Grid works, what we have been doing with it, and our future plans. Check out the great article!
The Light Grid was center stage in this spread for Tantalum Magazine. The Light Grid was a great tool used in creating the lighting required for such a realistic looking set for the “Experiment of Evolution”. The idea was created and stunningly executed by Juan Zambrano & Stephen Wheeler. Jenna Malick styled the futuristic model, Sarah S (from Look). The perfectly crafted hair was done by Steve Elias and the flawless makeup was done by Jonathan Mendez.
This gorgeous, one of a kind spread really utilizes versatility of the Light Grid.
Bjork made an appearance at the Blue Sky LightGrid in April. She is working on new artwork for an upcoming project. Haren utilized the LightGrid to capture Bjork and provide Mixamo Animation raw capture for the animations building blocks.
We had a great time working with her. We even got to enjoy listening to her sing.
Stay tuned for Video footage.
The Light Grid had so much fun creating the cover for Your Shape Evolved that it decided to do it again.
The Light Grid had the honor of hosting the Gold Rush, the 49ers cheerleaders. We had an awesome time working with these girls and produced some amazing shots!
The Light Grid is so simple to use that you don’t have to plan days or even weeks in advance to get amazing images. Be spontaneous!
The Light Grid is so versatile in it’s ability to produce lighting, that it can go from bright and sunny, to dark and dramatic in just the touch of an iPad. In the same session you can create a head shot, a fashion spread, and a dramatic look, because with the Light Grid changing lighting is so much easier.
A community outreach program, the Good Tidings Foundation, stopped by the Light Grid to create these great promotional images to bring awareness to their foundation. These images beautifully captured their diversity and equal support for all kids and all of their activities.
A great asset of the Light Grid is that with the versatility of the images. You can create imaginative, inventive, and even impossible images.
The Light Grid has hosted many events like birthday parties, dinners, and even team building events. The Light Grid creates a comfortable space where even the shyest people can let loose and have some fun, while creating beautiful images. The notorious “jump shot,” perfected in the Light Grid, makes any business event fun.
Images produced in the Light Grid have so much potential. We utilized this potential by creating a beautiful composite image from an ordinary portrait, a stock image and a skilled use of photoshop.
The Light Grid is the perfect space to produce the highest quality copy art. Due to its ability to make fine tune adjustments, the Light Grid creates a lighting effect that accentuates the beautiful brush strokes and textures of any piece of art. The Light Grid produces a quality of image that other copy art can’t obtain.
Fellow San Franciscan Joel Gion and member of the legendary Neo-Psychedelic band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, made a recent visit to the LightGrid. Joel gave the LightGrid his classic tambourine treatment while we snapped promo photos for his newly released album “Extended Play “. Look out for more LightGrid adventures with colorful characters coming your way.
This video shows the immense amount of versatility all of the images produced in the LightGrid have. Here we’ve taken some portraits taken in the LightGrid and transformed them into beautiful “on location” portraits. The LightGrid is capable of recreating just about any type of lighting situation imaginable, making compositing that much easier. Check out this compositing video!
The LightGrid is a great tool for photographers that saves time and money. The LightGrid installed in our 22’w x 30’l x 14’h space. In just a few hours anyone can convert a room into a fantastic rental space to make beautiful images.
Check out this video of the set up of the LightGrid.
Welcome to the next generation of user-generated content. With the Blue Sky LightGrid, you’re in control. (We should also note that you’re in control of some pretty cool stuff.)
We’ve built the most amazing studios on the planet so that you can create the most incredible content possible. We know that creative people are all around us, yet often their vision is limited by the tools afforded them. Well we are changing the game and making the most sophisticated setups, once accessible to only high-end photographers and videographers, available to everyone and at amazing prices.
Come visit the Light Grid and leave with your visions fulfilled!
Locked and loaded! Peter Dering owner of Peak Design recently used the LightGrid to shoot his Kickstarter.com campaign video. Peter used the LightGrid’s video capabilities to showcase his new product CAPTURE. A system that allows you to carry close to your body and access your camera without worrying about accidental damage. Vimeo has him at over 177,000 hits!!
Mekanism Agency — a super talented creative agency in SF–used the Blue Sky LightGrid last fall to capture media for their Brisk Ice Tea Super Bowl commercial campaign. Shooting lasted weeks and resulted in beautiful stop-motion pieces that had us rolling on the ground here at the studio.
Check out the finished versions:
Haren Mehta is one of our favorite professional LightGrid contributors. Trained at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Haren is a professional fashion photographer with a fresh new outlook. Haren uses the LightGrid to take his ideas to the next level. Unhindered by lengthy setup times and slow process, Haren turns the LightGrid into a rapid firing creative machine. Watch for him to storm the fashion scene.
To book time with Haren in the LightGrid please check out:
On Thursday, March 3rd, the Blue Sky LightGrid was presented at the TED2011 Conference for attendees to experience. The results reaffirmed our belief that the core of the human experience is our desire to be seen, heard, and recognized. The photos below capture the energy of TED attendees when empowered with LightGrid technology, and provide a glimpse into the power of the 21st Century where creativity is in the hands of the individual.
The Light Grid hosted a photo shoot for up and coming fashion designers out of UC Davis.
Everyone loves pretending to be a fashion model, and the Light Grid is a great space to do that in. Birthday parties in the Light Grid are always so much fun because everyone can just let loose and have fun, while creating awesome images that everyone will look at and reminisce about for years to come.