04. Skater girl

Lighting fashion images on location creates its own set of problems from finding the right location, styling the shot and working with or against the light. In this special chapter Karl tries a completely new lighting modifier to produce the quality and bite to the light that he desired.

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    1. Hi Yogendra, no in fact if you look closely when the shot pans across in the video you can see a very faint shadow. The angle of the low sun glancing off the car park surface has helped.

  1. Hi Karl what did you need to do to secure the car park for the shoot? Did you need to obtain permission or did you just wing it a bit?

    1. Hi Peter, it was on top of a shopping centre after it had closed so virtually empty, so we just winged it!

  2. Hi Karl.

    Great tutorial, I’ve never come across the mini-satellite modifier before, really cool look. I was wondering what your thought are about using less expensive alternative modifiers such as a zoom reflector or small beauty dish with a grid? What do you think would be the main differences?

    Cheers.

    1. Hi Mark, I’ve never used a modifier quite like the mini satellite, it surprised even me as I thought I knew pretty much all the effects of the modifiers. It has a very crisp ‘clean’ light with very sharp shadows. If you look at the circle of light on the wall as it flashes you can see how clearly it is defined, yes a P70 or a silver beauty dish would give you a small hard light source but it would be interesting to compare the ‘crispness’ and definition on texture.

  3. That mini satellite was impressive. Was it the powerful 3200 J barebulb that enabled you to place it so far away, or it that mirror surface just ultra reflective? Great shoot!

    1. Hi Peter, it’s mostly the mirrored surface and how it focuses the beam of light. I didn’t have the light anywhere near full power. Urs showed me it flash from the top of a building and create a spot of light way down below it truly is impressive.

  4. Hello Karl, I’ve watched this video a few times, love the light of the mini satellite. Any suggestions on alternatives that would achieve the same circular ball of light on location?

    1. Hi Craig, a P70 reflector with a grid but would be softer edge. A Pulso 4 (more expensive) but could give perfect circle if you wanted.

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