Category: Lighting schemes

Ecco un modo per fare ritratti su sfondo bianco

Esistono molti tipi di ritratti e molti tipi di bianco :-) La mia “ricetta” seguente รจ nata dal volere un ritratto luminoso e dai vincoli posti dalla mia attrezzatura (una sola softbox, su un totale di quattro lampeggiatori).

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Simulating natural sunlight filtering through a window…

Here is how I tried to simulate sunlight filtering through the trees for a still life photograph

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Simulating window light in studio

Studio trick to light like with a window

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Light scheme for “Worried man”

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Light scheme for “Back from Hell”

Camera: Sony NEX-5 Lens: Sigma 30mm f/2.8 Elinchrom 90x110cm gridded softbox Elinchrom 44cm gridded beauty dish Silver reflector Grey muslin background

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Light scheme for “pain”

Both the 90×110 Elinchrom softbox and the snoot were gridded. The background was a light grey muslin.  

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