Sometimes an experimental idea turns out to be a stunning success. This was something like that.
The lighting series is a comprehensive lighting guide. We talk about flash photography, lighting, posing, color, and walk you through a series of lighting setups. Some will be simple, some complex, but in the end, they are all tools to add to your photography toolbox. Here is a complete list of the lighting tutorials.
- 1x Light Blaster by Spiffy on LED continuous light emitters
- 1x translucent umbella on 100Ws monoblock
- 1x black, light-absorbing background
The lighting setup
The idea for this picture was to draw a kind of height map on the model’s face with shadow stripes. It presented a few challenges.
In principle, four things can be used the create the projection:
- slide projector
- video projector
- Light Blaster
- Gobo projector
We opted for the Light Blaster because it fitted our LED lights with their studio adapter.
Since this is a pure black and white gobo—that is, a template that either blocks light or not—you can really use just about anything.
The important thing to remember here is that your light sources will not be emitting lots of light. You will need to work with high ISO numbers and fast lenses
The individual light sources
If you’ve never worked with Set.a.Light before, you should give it a try! There is also a free demo version on the website, which you can use to open these setups.