Floaty light (backlit photography)

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Over the summer I was gifted with a very large sheet of semi opaque fabric* and ever since I've been eager to get some use out of it. I finally got my wish when Alexandra approached me with a shoot idea that I thought would benefit from being backlit. So with the aid of a step ladder and quite a few clamps we soon had ourselves a Very large softbox - powered by 2 umbrellaed lamps attached to a B2 pack at full power.
Capturing some movement in the fabric was key to pulling off this shot, with such a powerful backlight capturing the moment, I needed a constant light up front, that would allow me to benefit from using a slower shutter speed. For this I used a Bowens Studiolite, which at full power, gave me just enough oomph to get the job done.
I had great fun on this shoot and am very please with the images, so a big thank you Alexandra and hats off to her sister who agreed to be her model for the day :)

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Occasionally called Robbie said...

IndigoWrath said...
Hey Robbie! Nice photos matey!

(Though I must confess I was more attentive of the young lady's curves than the floaty-light material. Ask her if she likes fat old geezers would you? BWAHAHAHA!)

Nice work! Indigo
2 November 2010 16:13

Occasionally called Robbie said...
Indigo - Cheers! ;)
4 November 2010 05:28