lingerie photo session with studio flash – model: Olena
During this same photo session with Olena - the first in my new studio space - we also worked with just the studio flashes. Actually, this part of the photo session was first. An easy setup just to get things rolling.
Oh, the best part perhaps of this part of the photo session – I got to try out the Canon 6D (B&H). It’s an impressive camera! (More to come in a review article.)
We used two lights here – the main light was a Profoto D1 head in the massive Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (B&H). It’s an easy light modifier to use, since it gives a wrap-around light that is very forgiving. Forgiving to how the photographer places the light, and also forgiving to the subject – not that Olena really needed that!
And then, to mix it up a bit, I shot directly into the huge Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (B&H), to get a silhouette image of Olena. The image was enhanced with Radlab filters for Photoshop to give a summery warm feeling as if she might be on the beach somewhere.
The pull-back shot shows how it actually looked, and shows how Olena was framed against the umbrella.
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photo gear used
Canon 6D (B&H); Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (B&H)
Profoto D1 Air 500 W/s Monolight Studio Kit (B&H)
Profoto 10 degree grid (B&H); Profoto 7″ reflector (B&H)
Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (White / Black) (B&H)
- lingerie photo session: video light & studio flash - model: Olena
- lingerie photo shoot in the studio - model: Carly Erin
- colored gels with flash photography - model: Jessica Joy
- lighting a boudoir photo session - model: Carla Starla