A condensation trail or contrail is relatively common. But having it glow in all colors of the rainbow is not something you’ll see every day. It’s called contrail iridescence, and Indian photographer Soumyadeep Mukherjee (previously) managed to capture this rare phenomenon in a set of magical, colorful photos. He shared them with DIYP and details about how he spotted and captured the incredible sight.
What if I told you that i only used one light to create this image. It’s true. I used one of my favorite lighting modifiers— a DIY reflector. To make it I covered a sheet of cardboard with self-adhesive mirror tiles, first scoring it in two places for easy folding. It works well with both studio strobes and sunlight, with the ripple texture of the cardboard adding a dappled appearance to the light.
If you want to shoot colorful portraits inspired by the ‘80s aesthetic, you’ve come to the right place. Tajreen and Chloe of Tajreen&Co have prepared a fantastic video to give you some guidelines and examples of how to do it. The girls share lots of useful information in a short and concise video. But also, you’ll see that it doesn’t take much money to make this setup, and you can even do it in your own living room.