The last in the series of portraits from “This is Studio Light.” Robert needed some new headshots, so he volunteered to be our male model for the afternoon.
Commonly, actors that are just starting to make their name in the industry look for a trade of “Time for Print.” Such was the case with Robert, who wanted to update his portfolio.
What you see above is one of the setups we tested that afternoon: A simple reflector, and a neutral backdrop.
What you can’t see is the monolight and then the behemoth 79″ Rime Lite softbox with a?Dynalite SH 2000 Blower Cooled Studio Flash Head. Control for all of the lighting was handled via PocketWizard PlusX?and Plus III units.
The Rime Lite is a thing of beauty. It was like having the sun as your own personal strobe, with a giant softbox on it. ?The kind of lighting it creates is evidenced in the above photo. With just a simple backlight for fill, the lighting is smooth, even and very natural looking.
It was important to get the necessary headshots that most actors need, but it was also important to get a few creative shots. After all, if all you have is a standard image, how will you stand out from the crowd? Robert worked well with the photographers at the session. And in my case, he was patient as we changed around some lighting to achieve the different results.
In the end, we all got what we needed out of this event. Great portfolio pieces for everyone, plus the photographers were able to get hands-on with some new equipment. In my case, it afforded me the opportunity to start developing a new skill set. Unfortunately, it also resulted in a rather large shopping list of things that I want!
?Equipment list for headshots:
Location:? ? ? ? ??DynaLite, Inc. ? Union, NJ
Camera: ??? ? ? ? ??Canon EOS T4i
Lens:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sigma?17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro
Light: ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Single strobe?(modeling light),?reflector, DynaLite Sh2000, DynaLite Grand Series 79″ Rime lite
Accessories: ? ?PocketWizard PlusX
Settings?(Behind the Scenes, only):
ISO 200; f/10; 1/100 sec.; Manual mode; Evaluative Metering
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