As promised, following on from the previous post here’s a quick look at some ‘Behind the Scenes’ (BTS) details from my recent ‘From Concept to Print‘ Workshop [Link] to give you a look at what lighting set ups were used to achieve the 3 different images…
Set Up 1:
Shot against a painted matt black wall, our model Steve Lewington was lit using two Profoto 1000’s in Strip Boxes behind and to either side and a Profoto Beauty Dish fitted with a Honeycomb Grid to the front and above…
Set Up 2:
This time, using the same location as Image 1, I turned the Beauty Dish ‘off”so that Steve was only being lit by the two Strip Boxes.
Obviously in this shot Steve was in a different pose with his arms outstretched, so to avoid his hands ending up way too close to the light source and consequently alot brighter than other areas the Strip Boxes were raised up and angled down slightly…
Set Up 3:
This time we moved over to using a roll of grey seamless paper so that we could shoot a full length shot and relatively easily put together a composite image.
Really simple set up here making use of just one light source with the majority of time being spent getting the right ‘feel’ for the shot and making sure the shadows were falling exactly where I wanted them to by having the final image in mind…
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As always if you have any questions or comments on the lighting or editing techniques used then please feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the meantime have a great weekend and I’ll catch up with you in a few days.