Twas the Night Before the Ren Fest


So it was the night before the Renaissance Festival when the fog machine was put to use in its first photo shoot. The costumes were obviously as realistic as possible. The chain mail was made by hand over a period of several years by Calvin Keyes. The shoot was done in front of a 9 foot roll of green paper. The lighting setup was a simple edgy setup. A 580EX II and a 550EX were setup as the side lights with no light modifiers. An Elinchrom 400BX with a beauty dish was added as the main fill light. Reference the diagram below for a closer look.


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My name is Colin Schye. I am a designer and photographer that recently graduated from the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. I graduated from the Multimedia Design program with a minor in Applied Photography. I am currently working as a Designer at Morsekode in Minneapolis.

As an artist in today’s society, I use my surroundings paired with my eye for detail to create art in many different ways. From drawing to technologically based art, my passions exceed far beyond the scope of normality. Relying solely on one type of medium does not satisfy my craving for originality and creativity. Gaining inspiration from different environments and people and the feelings they evoke is what gives my work a unique feel. My style is constantly changing as I experience different aspects of life and thus my artwork is always adapting to reflect these changes.

My work efficiently combines the usability and functionality of design with the beauty and marvel of art. I strive to create pieces that are clean and simple, yet appealing and memorable. By doing so, I leave my audience with a lasting impression that encompasses not only my passion but also my values in life. Working with different mediums, I am able to design truly unique pieces. My designs have evolved through exploration and instruction. They will continue evolving so long as I am determined to see past the initial, and most obvious, view of the world.