studio photography – lingerie photo shoot
Aiming for a sensual mood somewhere between Lingerie, Fashion and Art, I tried various lighting setups in the studio to get to the feel and look that I envisioned. I’ve worked with Carly Erin on other personal photo shoots before, and knew her playful and bold personality would help a lot with this photo session.
camera settings & equipment (or equivalents) used in this photo session
- 1/160 @ f/10 @ 100 ISO
- Nikon D4
- Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VR II / Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
- Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (White / Black)
- Profoto D1 Air 500 W/s studio light (vendor)
- Profoto 7″ Grid Reflector with a Profoto 10-degree Honeycomb Grid
The lighting set-up is straight-forward. The main light is the Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (vendor), which I also used in the recent photo session with Ulorin Vex. I scalloped the Parabolic reflector away from the background, to minimize the amount of light falling on the background.
I used the other Profoto D1 head as a background light to give that slight gradient there to the background. This light wasn’t diffused, but had a Profoto 7″ Grid Reflector (vendor) with a Profoto 10-degree Honeycomb Grid (vendor) to control the light from this flash-head.
Similarly, I used my Profoto 600R kit as a third light, which acted as the rim-light on her. This too had a 10 degree grid on it to minimize spill light.
And there you have it. A straight-forward setup that gives interesting, slightly moody light on Carly Erin.
Similar to the vintage photo session Sarah R, and the urban photo-session with Molly K, I used a home-brew recipe in Radlab, to make the image pop with more contrast and add warm tone to the B&W image.