…in studio is not trivial. Quality of light, its colour, and the way it is broken (perhaps by trees in front of the window) make this type of light very difficult to fake.
Here is what I did:
- the main light, provided by an Elinchrom D-Lite RX 2 at full power, was flagged (to let only a narrow beam of light out), gelled (light yellow), and placed as far as possible (about 5 meters away)
- a nice plant was used to cast some partial shadow on the subject, to which it was near
- a black panel was placed near the subject, on the side opposite to that of the light, to deepen the shadows
In this previous blog post I described how I support my camera for overhead shots.