Last Friday I had a great photoshooting! I worked on quite a few themes but the most interesting one is the one I want to share with you today. It all started off when I decided I wanted to do a shoot with a cool russian hat I found at a costumes shop.
The lighting on this picture is based on a three light setup. The main light comes from a Profoto Beauty Dish with Grid above the model. It produces a high contrast well lit picture. The grid on the beauty dish focuses most of the light on the model’s face and upper body. Thanks to the grid, the arms and legs are not lit as strongly as the face, which is important if you want to make the model’s face stand out.
In order to accentuate the model’s body, I used a Profoto Strip Light from the side. That creates the nice body highlight on the right side of the picture. You can see it best on the legs and the pants. Finally, I used a snoot to create a spot on the background, giving the picture more depth.
Camera settings were f10 1/200s with a Canon 5D Mark II and 100mm 2.8L II lens
Do you have any samples with a similar lighting?
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