KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl

Frida



Portrait of my model cousin Frida. Used my 3 inexpensive flashes to get this look. One main light with softbox fitted with grids, same with rimlight and the la...
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Portrait of my model cousin Frida. Used my 3 inexpensive flashes to get this look. One main light with softbox fitted with grids, same with rimlight and the last was aimed only at the background to create the illusion that it was the spill of the main light.
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11 Comments | Report
billmcphail PRO+
 
billmcphail April 11, 2015
Such soft and yet defining light - well done, it is beautiful
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl April 18, 2015
thank you very much!
hansdamkoehler
 
hansdamkoehler April 16, 2015
love the lighting!
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl April 18, 2015
thank you very much! Always a great feeling when the results match the vision you had before the photoshoot.
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 April 21, 2015
great light
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 16, 2015
A bit late, but thank you very much! =)
vojce PRO+
 
vojce October 16, 2015
fantastic portrait congrats
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 16, 2015
Thank you very much! =)
AntonioMarchetti PRO+
 
AntonioMarchetti October 21, 2015
Wonderful job !!
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 22, 2015
Thank you very much! ? ????
peterhaken
 
peterhaken October 22, 2015
Love the lighting
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 22, 2015
Thank you very much mate! =)
Coveboy53 PRO+
 
Coveboy53 October 24, 2015
What a wonderful cousin you have to bring this image alive.. Oh and well taken as well but she is such a wonderful subject you have an inbuilt success factor :) Patrick
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 24, 2015
Thank you very much! ? ???? Yes she is very beautiful inside out! I'LL let her know????
didierguyot
 
didierguyot October 24, 2015
Superb
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 25, 2015
Thank you very much! =)
craigkuhner
 
craigkuhner October 24, 2015
The beauty of the model, the angle of her face and the masterful lighting come together to create a strong and beautiful photograph.
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 25, 2015
Thank you! The photo came to me as I was taking a different kind of portrait. Always fun to be able to create what you invision=)
samuelnunez
 
samuelnunez October 25, 2015
great shot!!!!!!!!
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl October 26, 2015
Thank you very much! =)
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 14, 2016
all-time favorite ,absolutely amazing shot
KnutAageDahl
KnutAageDahl March 27, 2016
Thanks alot! Very much appreciated! =)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at my small livingroom.
Time
Photo was taken in the middle of the day, indoors.
Lighting
The light was created by using flashes from Yongnuo. The YN 500EX. Small, light, durable, ttl, hss and about the same power as a 430exII from Canon. Used 3 different modifiers. Mainlight is a Lastolite hotrod Stripbox with one flash inside. Rimlight the same, but different light ratio. Can't remember the amount, but adjusted to fit my vision. Both stripboxes with grids. 3rd light on the background, creating an illusion that it is the effect from the main light. If I didn't use a stripbox and background light, and only a stripbox as mainlight it would light up to much of the background for what I wanted to create.
Equipment
I used Canon 1Ds Mark III with the Canon 85mm 1.8 at f/5.6. As I did want the sharpest possible photo. Also the lack of power from the strobes limited me from going over f/5.6. I now Use f/8 most of the time, unless I want a shallower depth of field.
Inspiration
Frida did Inspire me together with many other artist posting black and white photos sites as viewbug. So we started out with a different setup. And suddenly I tuned into her energy and I got an idea of what I wanted to capture, and how. The light and pose was the main factors to create this.
Editing
Yes I did some post prosess, but not much. Adjusted shadows and highlights, Increased mid contrast, converted into b/w and did some minor adjustments to the background adjusting shadows and highlights there aswell.
In my camera bag
Now I have switched to Nikon. My reason was that I needed something light and with better Dynamic Range at lower iso as well as better performance at higher iso. I could have opted to wait and see what canon does, but I guess they will have a higher price then what I bought my Nikon Camera for. So Now I carry a Nikon D600, Af-s 18-35mmg, Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art, Af-s 50mm 1.8g, Af-s 85mm 1.8g and a Aps-c 10,5mm Fisheye.
Feedback
Start out with something safe that you have prepared, Get those photos, and then try something using your instinct and creative juice. This way you won't feel the pressure that much and you will be more in tune with the modell and the studio setting after warming up.

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