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Light blaster session with a metal stripe gobo. Model: Aminta Persephone (Model Mayhem 3822249)
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Light blaster session with a metal stripe gobo. Model: Aminta Persephone (Model Mayhem 3822249)
http:--www.modelmayhem.com-aminta97phersephone
20170105 094
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Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik September 03, 2017
BELLA MODELLO...MAGNIFICA FOTO,...SCELTA ECCELLENTE!!!!!!!!!
Shajib
 
Shajib September 03, 2017
Great Shot
theeroticnotebook
 
theeroticnotebook February 06, 2018
Well done.
MrJBond PRO+
 
MrJBond February 21, 2018
Magnificent capture
Mike-n-Mindy
 
Mike-n-Mindy April 05, 2018
Brilliant! Iconic capture!
secret_art
 
secret_art August 11, 2018
Nice shot and very goog idea
LadyJaynesLens
 
LadyJaynesLens October 29, 2018
Love it! Fabulous patterning!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Jul 26
Excellent

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken in my studio in Rijswijk, near The Hague, The Netherlands. It's basically an office floor without too much charm, but I love it.
Time
We met for the shoot in the evening, after work. As it's in the studio and not based on ambient light, the time of day is not so relevant for this shoot.
Lighting
I used a light-blaster for this shoot. A light-blaster is basically a connector between a canon lens, a compact flash and (here) a metal gobo. The flash has an inbuilt receiver and was placed to the side of the camera, at camera height. By positioning the light-blaster away from the camera, the lines of light and shadow emphasise a 3D-structure, such as the model's beautiful body.
Equipment
I used a light blaster with a metal stripe gobo, a Yongnuo compact flash 560 III with inbuilt receiver and a canon lens. Apart from the light-blaster, I used a Nikon D800 with a Tamron 70-200 mm lens and a Yongnuo trigger. The model was standing in front of a black paper backdrop.
Inspiration
I'm fascinated by the effects of light and shadow; by positioning the light-source away from the camera in combination with a metal gobo, the resulting stripes underline the shape of her body, at the same time abstracting the body to some degree.
Editing
Some minor skin retouching, conversion to black and white, otherwise some fine-tuning of contrast, exposure and clarity.
In my camera bag
My equipment differs depending on the shoot. In the studio I normally work with a Nikon D800, with a Nikon 85 mm 1,8, Tamron 24-70 mm 2.8 and a Tamron 70-200 mm. As lights I typically use studio flashes such as Godox QT600 and Jinbei HD600v. However, as many of my shoots are on the beach or underwater, the content of my bag varies a lot.
Feedback
It helps to clearly describe the project to your model, as it is not an everyday shoot for them. The light-blaster needs to be manually focused on your model, which is not an easy task without a permanent light source (it's a compact flash after all). It's a bit of an awkward moment when you seem to be staring at her for the focusing, so better explain ahead what you are doing. Every-time the model's position or the light-blaster's position is changed, the light-blaster needs to be refocused. The Light Blaster is a cool device. You can insert either your own framed slides or those sold online for it. I ordered a specially made metal gobo for maximum contrast. The light Blaster works with canon lenses (or Nikon with an adaptor), but does not lock the lens. As you have to manually focus the lens, it may happen that the lens falls off, so be careful. The flash will typically fire at maximum power and may get hot, make sure you bring enough batteries.

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