Well here is the studio lighting setup of the image that started it on Red Bubble for me…just thought I would put it up… as of today I have just passed ONE MILLION VIEWS on Red Bubble…yes 1 Million Hits on my work and I can’t believe it!
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all the wonderful people in Bubbleland that have supported me over the last year or so!
Anyway back to the image…thought you may be interested in a behind the scenes look at this Classic set up!
To the right at 90 degrees…as you view this image of Laura is a my large softbox/diffuser screen…which is 2.5m x 1.5m. It give a huge window like light source and this was metered at f11.
To the left at 90 degrees are 2 honeycombs…one aimed on the background at f16 to contast her from the blue backdrop. The other is set higher and aimed down at her body to provide the hightlights…this was metered also at f16, one stop higher than the main softbox on the right.
Now the key to this is a little trick I learnt from an old tutor (he only had one leg, but that’s of no consequence) and that is to place a black bounce to subtract the light on her left side (set at approx 45 degrees out of shot in front of her). This gives more shadow and definition. So there you have it…pose your model and just set the camera to f11/13 ISO100.
Taken on the Old Studio Canon 1DS, 1/200sec, f11, ISO100, lens set for this at 28mm
Also this is one from the original series in B & W which has been viewed over 16000 times and has sold a few times now