Malysal

First of I have to thanks Malysal for jumping in last minute and modelling as my original couldn’t make it. My co-photographer this week was Dennis , it was cool to shoot with a fellow Alpha user. The fact that our lens collection complement each other and we could use triggers with out adapters added to the fun.

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As we wanted to test out each others we went for a shallow depth of field shoot. So we were mostly shooting between f1.8-f3.5 which required a bit of specialised lighting especially as we only have 1 200ws Bowens Gemini flash, all the rest are 400ws and even at minimum power the put out a bit to much light.

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To get around this I set up a large octobox with a 200ws flash set to a low power setting (not the lowest). It was set well in front of the model that shot past Malysal and onto a reflector. This way we built up a full light set up with studio flashes but with a narrow depth of field. Latter we mounted a strobe with a red gel to one side for a bit of rim lighting. To finish the night off I mounted the strobe with the red gel above and behind Malysal and used a ring light from the camera axis.

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