Model : Alexandra M. Location : Noodleworks Studio
When I do a studio shoot, its been really interesting of late to not pull down the background and force myself to work just a little less. It’s also been interesting to show parts of the studio instead of trying to hide it with a backdrop. This works for some things (like this shoot), but doesn’t work for things like products.
Alexandra, a dancer, posed for some pictures for her portfolio.
Strobist info: To the left is a 28” triggered softbox and in the center is a 300LED ring. No backdrop and some daylight coming in through the window.
I was testing the ring to see what I could get out of it. These pictures don’t really show what it can do. It was almost the same as some of the images with the beauty dish, but the light was a little weaker so I had to bring the ring in closer (which didn’t work on some of the moving shots).
The blurred image is all in camera effects with a lensbaby. I think I’m starting to grasp what this lens can do… outside of its one-trick-pony attributes. Its worked great in areas where I can use the blur to my advantage like where someone is twirling.