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Studio Setup: Beauty Constant Light

Here are all the amazing photos from this studio day with Sarah Lund (hair), Neeha Pindiproli (model), Julius (the snake, provided by the amazing Andrea Joi), Sugar Gay Isber (earrings), and Kela Charms (hair charms).

I normally like using strobes because I find that they result in sharper images. However, during this shoot I experienced technical difficulties, resulting in one of the strobes not going off. Because of this, I had to use continuous lighting in order to proceed with the shoot.

I have to say, this turned out better than I could have ever imagined!

I do want to clarify that I don’t own any lights; I used the model lights on my strobes for the lighting.

Lighting Diagram

Click on image to open the website I used to create this lighting diagram!

Click on image to open the website I used to create this lighting diagram!

I placed a strobe (only using the model light) with a giant silver umbrella about 6 ft away from the model; the light was at a 45 degree upper angle, and the light was hitting the model straight on. I put two black flags on each side of the model, and a big silver reflector on the model’s lap. Additionally, I liked the grey background (the backdrop was actually white), but I didn’t like how the light was casting a shadow in the background, so I just moved the model up until the shadows were done!

Camera Settings

Camera: Sony A7R iii

Lens: Sony 18-105mm F4 G OSS

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 100

ISO: 300

Final Words

It sucks when you experience technical difficulties during a shoot, but figuring out a new solution with different lighting technique often results in something that is better than you would think!

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