Saturday, July 17, 2010
More studio shooting with Bridget as my model
We started by shooting images against a white backdrop with 3 lights. I had one large softbox on my left side (with a strobe behind it), a smaller softbox on the right with a Canon 580EXII attached, and then another Canon flash on the floor behind Bridget to help illuminate the white backdrop.
Then after shooting for a while, I decided to add some color to the image by placing a colored gel on the floor flash to change the white background to a more colorful back drop.
This is an illustration of the setup, so that you can get a better idea of the lighting placement. (BTW - this image was created using a free App called Strobox on the iPhone)
For this last shot, I added one more flash (behind Bridget and to her left) to give some hair light. As you can tell, we also changed the gel color to a pink gel to compliment the pink in her shirt.
The lighting setup is still a work in progress, but I am getting a little closer to being happy with the results.