Thursday, 19 August 2010

Profoto Lighting Test

Using a simple set up - light from the left and small reflector to the right - I have created a series of portraits which highlights the different types of light that can be achieved in the studio, using various sources. Try not to get too distracted by the handsome model, but pay attention to the depth of the shadows and to how far the light travels...
The lights/attachments used

Bare Dish
•hard light, deep shadows, large spread, long drop off•

Dish with Honeycomb
•hard light, deep shadows, narrow spread, mid drop off•
Dish with Umbrella
•soft light, mid shadows, large spread, long drop off•
Beauty Dish
•mid light, mid shadows, mid/large spread, long drop off•
•soft light, soft shadows, mid/large spread, long drop off•
•hard light, hard shadows, narrow spread, long drop off•
Ring Flash
•Hard light, soft shadows, mid spread, short drop off•

Well I hope you found that useful, thanks for stopping by (",)


Guess the Lighting said...

This is a great demo of how different light modifiers affect the image. If you're interested in seeing how famous photographers light their images, take a peek at

Occasionally called Robbie said...

Cheers for checking out the site! And loving

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