Shooting MUSCLE with Elinchrom

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 23, 2013

Category: General

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Well with just a couple of days to go until Christmas and a week to go until the New Year I’ve been taking some time to sort out and archive images from 2013.

So I thought I’d share a couple from a recent lighting test shoot with Bodybuilder and ex-WWE Wrestler Steve Lewington and give you an idea of the lighting used; all of which was with Elinchrom RX600 Heads.

Couldn’t think of a more appropriate name for this one…

Lighting Set Up
Here’s a look a the lighting set up for the limited light / low key shot above…

Studio shot with black seamless roll as the background and two Elinchrom RX 600 Heads with Elinchrom Strip Boxes and Grids.

I’m a big fan of limited light for Physique shots and for me a 2 light set up is a favourite using various modifiers. When using a 2 light set up such as this there’s so many different looks you can get by changing things up a little e.g. rotate them around your subject, vary power output from each as opposed to having equal light either side and so on…

For the above picture of Steve, a 3 light set up was used. Same background and RX 600 Elinchrom Heads either side but this time instead of Gridded Strip Boxes, Gridded Spots were used. To the front was the 44cm Square Reflector with Grid from Elinchrom; a modifier I’m loving more each time I use it.

Right that’s all from me for today; I’ve a little bit of wrapping to finish off so I’d best make a move.

As always if you have any questions / comments feel free to drop me a line at or post in the section below.

In the meant time though have a great Monday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow…Christmas Eve.

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  1. Mark Umbrella

    Great job excellent! Merry Christmas!

  2. Catherine

    Thank you for all the great tips, tutorials and just plain excellent stuff you have shared over the last year – I really enjoy your work and watching your techniques etc., and know it must take an immense amount of time and effort to share all this info, but it is greatly appreciated.
    Happy holidays and I look forward to reading and learning more from you in the New Year.


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