This is Amy. She’s a designer, photographer and as I’m sure you can guess from the pictures, quirky and full of energy. You can see her design work here.
A few weeks back I had the privilege of hanging out in one of Roodebloem’s studios in Woodstock, Cape Town with my friends Dylan and Emma from Lad and Lass photography. They had asked me to spend a day with them showing them the ins and outs of studio lighting.
Although I did manage to get a new profile picture from the day, I’m no model, so we roped in a couple of other people to stand in as test subjects.
Most of these image were shot using the following gear:
- Broncolor Para 88 for a main light.
- P70 Reflector bounced into a V-flat for a soft side fill. The basically creates a massive softbox. Often for an even softer light, I’ll use a diffusion material covering the V – but I didn’t want the light too be too soft for these images.
- Strip light from the back left to create a clip highlight.
- All of these were powered using 2 Scoro S 3200 packs with Pulso G heads. I also used head extensions on each light- this allowed me to place the lights around the studio without having to hassle with moving the pack all the time. It’s just an easier way to work.
Because of the short flash duration afforded us by the Scoro S, we were about to capture crisp sharp images of Amy mid jump by freezing the action. A flash duration any longer would have created motion blur.
We also had a range of Colorama colour paper rolls as backdrops to keep things interesting… which you’ll see in some of the later posts.
Over the next few blog posts I’ll be posting some pictures using other lighting setups, with some other people.
Photography is magic. Create.