11. Theatrical Light Fashion Shoot

For this high-end fashion shoot Karl works with model Kariss Craig, fashion stylist Bianca Swan and makeup artist and hair stylist Shanine Levrier for a week of intense filming, the result being our latest series of fashion photography classes.

Using the same set as in chapters six and seven of this course, Karl again demonstrates how it is possible to transform the same set for completely different results. Detailing each step of the shoot, he experiments with a number of different lighting modifiers before settling on his final three-light setup. All the lights used in this shoot can be seen in the equipment list.

This fashion photography class demonstrates the effect of different modifiers and shows you how to evaluate and balance multiple studio lights.

In this fashion photography class we cover the following:

  • Creative lighting setups for fashion photography
  • The emotion of light
  • How to simulate sunlight using studio lights
  • How to control shadows
  • How to use colored gels for creative effect
  • Lighting modifiers for fashion photography
  • How to make the most of a single set

Comments

  1. GREAT SHOT . LOVED THE LOOK IN THE FACE . WOULD A LETTER BOX LIGHT SHAPE HAVE WORKED ON THE EYES ?
    THANKS FRANK

    1. Quite possibly Frank although as I’ve used that before on this occasion I felt a triangle of light would be more ‘scifi’ I guess.

  2. Hi Karl,

    A great shoot; I really enjoyed this series. Concerning the fill light – If you have a less powerful strobe, say about 600W max, would it be beneficial to fire it off some large foam boards (or a white wall corner) or would the different angle cause a less pleasant effect?

    1. Hi Peter, I think you will find in a smaller studio space 600W will be plenty fired into the ceiling (if it’s white) remember for me to get 3200W i’d have to be on power 10 on my packs which is very rare as I often have multiple lights plugged into a pack and it has to distribute the total power between them. For example power 9 is 1600J, power 8 is 800J so power 7 is 400J, therefore power 7.5 is going to be about 600J.

  3. Well done. I particularly appreciated that you needed a fill and decided to remove the reflector on the light and raised it out of the image just to even the shadows. If there is no ambient, then create it.

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