Studio Lighting Photowalk

Josh, John, Dad and I went to a Utah Photowalking event down in Draper.  They opened up a church to about 200 photographers and brought in models for us to try and shot in different lighting situations.  It was a lot of fun and I learned a bunch of new things.  See some of Josh’s photos here and some of my dads here.  All the models were great to work with and the other photographers were all very helpful.  Thanks to all the Utah Photowalking people and and the Gateway Community Church for letting us use their building.


This setup used a lensbaby with a heart insert, then a softbox to the right of the models and foamcore on their left to reflect a little.


Rembrandt lighting with a large softbox to the upper-left of the model, a giant reflector to her right, and a tiny light from behind hitting her hair.


John telling one of the models to act tough in the lighting setup used on the model below.


Two large softboxes the the rear right and left of the model to give it this edgy look.  A beauty dish about two feet above her gridded to cut the light a little.  Then a reflector in front of her about waist level.  This was at the beginning of the day.  I felt sorry for her toward the end, she looked really tired of smiling.  More on the setup here.


A beauty dish on the model’s upper-left with a reflector to her right.  She was my favorite model of the day because she’d quickly change expressions and positions without me asking, which saved a ton of time and didn’t require me to think of new things for her to do.


The most interesting setup of the night.  Behind the models was a huge light and reflector, it was about eight feet tall.  Then there were two softboxes directly in front of her down toward her feet and above her.


Same setup as above but I wasn’t using the transmitter to get the lights to fire so this was just using the model lighting.


This had two small strobes to the rear right and left hitting her hair and one strobe in an umbrella on the model’s upper left.


More Rembrandt lighting


This had a huge softbox to her upper left, then lights hitting the backdrop to brighten it.  There was also a reflective sheet below her ot\\to get a nice refection.



Josh shooting.


The bride in front of the huge reflector without having it go off.


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