Kick Boxer: One Light Portrait + Lighting

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: March 18, 2015

Category: General

In preparation for some filming early next month I’ve been running through a number of lighting set ups lately, to work out which ones I’ll be including.

Yesterday I headed over to Pegasus Gym in Aylesbury to take some more pictures for the ongoing project I’m working on with Kick Boxer Steven ‘Pocket Rocket’ Cook as he trains for 2 World Championship Titles this year.

This is an ongoing project I’m working on and when I have some spare time, head over to the spend some time with Steven as he’s training either in the gym, out running and so on…

Took the opportunity to take a picture of him yesterday; a really simple lighting set up using just one Elinchrom 175cm Rotalux Octa…


Here you can see how the light was positioned during this ‘very’ quick shoot with it positioned forward so as to feather the light on Steven…

For those of you interested in camera settings:

Camera: Canon 5D MKIII
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 isII
Settings: ISO 100, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec


The lighting diagram below gives you a ‘virtual’ overhead view so you can see how the light was positioned forward of Steven…


Hope you find this useful, and as always if you have any questions/comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below or mail me direct to


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