Here we are to the second blog post featuring Jessica! The first was very successful, so I expect the same for this and the next! 🙂
The second photo I wanted to do with Jessica was the classic underwear magazine advertisement photo. The tone should be clear, but not as much as high key. For this picture I used again three flashes, which were used for the main light (with umbrella), fill (softbox), and background, respectively.
Here it is the lighting diagram:
The model is lightened using the classic butterfly diagram (or clamshell, call it what you want .. Some have told me that the butterfly is not expected to use the light below, but I’ve always seen it done and I call it this way..). The main light is given by a flash 580EXII in a reflective umbrella of large dimensions in front of the model’s face, the fill is given by a430EXII in a softbox from below. Regarding the power involved, I do not remember perfectly, but it seems to me to remember 1/8 for the main and 1/16 for the fill. Therefore, the fill is one and a half stop below the main light (from the powers it would seem a stop, but since the430EXII is about two thirds of stops less powerful than the 580EXII, the fill will be a stop and a half, roughly, less powerful). For the background I used a 430EXII without modifiers, with the parabole set to 14mm and power, if I remember right, 1/4. With this power, and having the model far enough from the background (2 or 3 meters), I could get a uniform gray background.With regard to the camera I set M mode, ISO 200, F7.1, 1/160.
In postproduction I have exalted a little the colors and I colored the background with a light blue. So here the final shot!
And with this photo the second episode related to Jessica is over. I am waiting for you for the third one, where strobist people will be really impressed! For the third episode, I used a technique very interesting! I can’t wait to show it! So stay tuned! 😉
See you later guys!