How to light a scientist… or at least someone who pretends so ;-)

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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 dish, Elinchrom, set at minimum, camera-right, lighting the hands only with feathered light

I used a Fujifilm X-T1 camera, the XF 35mm f/1.4 lens wide open, a Nikon polarizer (to reduce the intensity of light). Here is the result.

Shallow focus on the tube and part of the hands only.
Shallow focus on the tube and part of the hands only.