One of my favorite shots

As promised in my blog post about Studio Sitges yesterday here is a post from a shoot I did there during my workshop last month. As most of you know I’m a big fan of Elinchrom, but this day I was trying out a very CRAZY light! The Broncolor Para 220FB Reflector Umbrella as main light. This is a parabolic 7.2′ umbrella with 24 braces, with a very shiny silver coating on the inside.

As I was teaching with a projector earlier in the day I kept looking at that big crazy para and ┬áthinking I would really like to try this one out, but maybe it’s the wrong time to try a new modifier during a class? Well I thought now or never, so I did.

If you look in the images underneath you can see how the outside edge make a whole “sharp” circle around the room. So I am using the edge of the light to light Luba. When we measured the light it was 1 1/2 f stop brighter on the floor then on her face! I’m only using 2 lamps in this shot, no fill.

The second light is a standard reflector with a honey comb from the back corner. ( See image underneath, different model but same set up.) See how we use the flag to avoid getting spill light on my lens. Lens flare is great when you want the effect, but if not, I try to protect my glass from getting hit by light.

This overview snapped on my Lumix LX5, really shows how bright the floor in front of her is lit up.

Main shot: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with 70-200mm f.2.8 @ 115mm and f 20. 1/100 sec. 100 ISO.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I look forward to be back at Studio Sitges in April 2011 for more workshops.

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