The Daily Photo #11- January 11th, 2016.
This is Spencer. He is a young guy with a lot of knowledge and talent. Barely twenty years old, Spencer contributes to this blog, writes for Fstoppers.com, and does freelance photography. And he works at Midwest Photo Exchange. And he goes to college. Check out his posts on this blog and check out his website.
This was a very simple setup. Just two 12 X36 stripboxes with grids, on either side and one light on the background. the background light was turned way down, just enough power to bring the background to just brighter than black.
You can carefully place light on a subject with controlled light like gridded stripboxes. Although, it can take some work to get it just right. The slightest change in distance to the light and the subject’s exposure can vary widely. When the strip is closer to the subject the light is softer and it falls off very quickly, but when it is farther away, the light is a little harder. That is true of all light sources, but the effect is stronger with gridded lights.
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Canon 85mm f/1.2L
- 2x LumoPro 12×36 Stripbox
- 2x LumoPro 12×36 grid
- Sandisk Extreme 32GB CF
- 3x LumoPro C-stand
- 3x Profoto B1 500 AirTTL head
- Profoto B1 Air Remote TTL-C
- Induro Carbon 8x CT-314 Tripod
See you tomorrow.