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Contrast-rich portraits with Zu Ivanova (Model Mayhem # 4269747).
One hard flash to light the model, a second flash for the white background. A black bac...
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Contrast-rich portraits with Zu Ivanova (Model Mayhem # 4269747).
One hard flash to light the model, a second flash for the white background. A black background was further behind the model, not catching light.

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3 Comments |
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic April 29, 2019
Superb work - spot on
ArberElezi
 
ArberElezi May 20, 2019
Cool!
beingsalmankhan
 
beingsalmankhan April 02, 2020
Very Nice Work!
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Behind The Lens

Location

For this shoot, I met with Zu Ivanova (model mayhem # 4269747) in my studio, which is basically an office floor with all the charm and lack thereof. For this shoot, it was the perfect setting.

Time

The light was controlled by the flashes, the time of the day was therefore not that relevant.

Lighting

The model was sitting in front of a white and a black paper background. The white background was a bit closer to the model and overexposed by a studio flash. The black background was further away and did not get any light. A second flash with grid was used to light the model from the side, lighting just half of her face. The background and her centre were aligned in order to achieve the effect.

Equipment

I used two studio flashes (one for the background with a standard reflector, the other with a gritted tele-reflector), black and white paper background, Nikon D800 with 85 mm, radio trigger.

Inspiration

I just love to play with light... This shot is part of a series "contrast-rich portraits".

Editing

In post, I did some minor skin retouching, clarity, contrast, exposure and cropping.

In my camera bag

In the studio, I typically use a Nikon D800 with a Nikon 1.8 85mm. 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

Be nice to your model, play with light, have fun!

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