Tim’s Daily Photo #48 – Shadow Games

The Daily Photo #48- February 17th, 2016

By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com

Shadow Games

Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EF85mm f/1.2 II USM | ISO 200 ­ 1/200 @ f/2.8 ­at 85mm | 2X Profoto D1 Air 1000 (20 degree grid), 1X Profoto B1 Air 500 (2 X 3 OCF Softbox), 2X Profoto B2 Air 250 (10 degree grid)
Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EF85mm f/1.2 II USM | ISO 200 ­ 1/200 @ f/2.8 ­at 85mm | 2X Profoto D1 Air 1000 (20 degree grid), 1X Profoto B1 Air 500 (2 X 3 OCF Softbox), 2X Profoto B2 Air 250 (10 degree grid)

Spent some time in the studio recently working on lighting technique and some effects lighting. Seems like the shadows and lines would be simple, but they can be a challenge.

ISO 200 ­ 1/200 @ f/2.8 ­at 85mm

Gear used:

Canon 5D SR body

Canon 85mm f/1.2L

2X Profoto B2 Air 250 (10 degree grid)

2X Profoto D1 Air 1000 (20 degree grid)

1X Profoto B1 Air 500 (2 X 3 OCF Softbox)

In this image, I am using a home built divider box with a mini­-blind mounted inside the box as a gobo/flag. The 2 ­1000ws lights are placed at a distance of about 20’ from the gobo/flag to create the shadow lines. The model needs to maintain close proximity to the blinds in order for the shadow lines to be prominent. The additional lights are used as either very subtle fill light from the model side of the gobo/flag, or as spot kickers.

 

TJ Hansen

Photographer at MPEX.com

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