Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A work based on a photo I took last weekend. I wanted to communicate motion as well as beauty. The model, background, and some of the bubbles should give one a sense of motion across the image. I desaturated this because the model has fair skin and I really like how it worked with the dress. I also feel the lightness of the image is almost angelic and wanted to emphasize this.
2 lights were used and triggered via Cyber Commander
AB800 into a 22" beauty-dish about 4' from the model and 2' over her head in line with camera and directed at her shoulder, not her head. I also didn't use the reflector on it, so this is not behaving like a typical beauty-dish, more like a big reflector because the strobe is directly illuminating her, but the light coming from the side of the tube is being reflected out of the dish at the subject.
Camera left there is another AB800, but this one is shooting into a small soft-strip with only the outer diffusion material in place. The inner baffle was removed (I don't typically use them as I like a bit more specularity). Both lights were metered at ƒ5.6 or so from the CC.
I also desaturated the image considerably while simultaneously adding brightness to the model's skin and dress. I am a big fan of desaturated and really like the subtly of color.
Posted by Scott Detweiler