Male Portrait BTS – Moody Two Light Set Up

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 22, 2015

Category: Photography

After getting a great response over on Instagram and Facebook yesterday I thought add a quick post today to show the lighting set up for this picture of Michael Graham (2 x Kick Boxing World Champion)


The photo was taken during the same shoot that I’ve posted about earlier this week and this time used 2 lights; Elinchrom 130cm x 50cm Rotalux Strip Boxes:


As for settings…well to be honest there’s no point saying shutter speeds, exact flash power and all that because every location will mean something different, but as for the strip boxes, the one placed to the rear was roughly 1 Full Stop lower in power.

Oh and the reason for my friend Brian Dukes holding the  black cardboard was simply because I didn’t want this shot to have the Invisible Black Background. The black cardboard sheet I keep in the boot of my car and because of that it has scuff marks on, dust and so on and I think that all goes to making the background just that bit more interesting.

So just a quick post but I hope it helps.
Catch you next time,

•Check out the LARGER version of this portrait of Michael Graham on my 500px portfolio page by CLICKING HERE

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1 Comment

  1. Andy Wang

    well done , love it


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