Dramatic light for somebody sitting in a room

Aside some editing, this effect was obtained with a large Elinchrom Rotalux softbox 90x110cm with its (Rota)grid placed just in front of Francesco S., very low and throwing light parallel to the floor. A little bit of filling was give by a reflector illuminating a far white wall behind him.

Quick lighting set-up

You have a model in your studio: he wants a quick portrait. Quick, here, does not only mean rapid to set-up, but also tolerant enough to his not-so-perfect positioning. A coloured background, moreover, does not necessarily require a separate light. So this is what I did: a beauty-dish (with central …

How to light a scientist…

How to light a scientist… or at least someone who pretends so ;-) I used: a white wall one green-gelled Elinchrom reflector with flags, camera left, angled, set at minimum (1) one red-gelled Elinchrom reflector with flags, camera left, pointing at the subject, set at minimum (1) one gridded beauty …

A white wall, not just a plain white background

My white walls are roughly textured, so I decided to play along with that. Instead of lighting it to make the wall disappear into a uniform white, I tried to get a beautiful shadow. I illuminated Francesco S. with a large rectangular softbox, vertically oriented, placed in front of him …