Creative Studio Fashion Session with Jennifer
Studio fashion is very different from natural light photography, and I am wanting to do more of it. I love working with models in different locations and doing photo walks when the weather is nice. Fast forward to winter time, and the studio suddenly becomes a great place to shoot. This was the case when working with Jennifer in the studio for the first time.
Model Jennifer Hurtado
Jennifer is a local Dallas model who I have worked with once before. Our first shoot was a unique fairytale nature shoot in a beautiful park in Plano. I am new to working with multiple studio lights as of this blog post, so I wanted to do a test shoot with someone I knew would be great on camera. That was Jennifer.
The concept was studio fashion, and she made it look easy. As always, Jennifer takes direction well and was patient with me while I dialed all the lighting equipment to the right settings.
Equipment and Gear
For this shoot, I used 3 x 300watt strobes with different modifiers. One modifier was a 70inch parabolic umbrella with a front diffuser. The other2 lights used 2 14in x 55in strip softboxes with diffusion panels and eggshell grids. This made the light very soft and gave a soft glow from behind Jennifer.
My trusted Sony A7ii w/ Sony 85mm 1.4 GMaster was my main camera, and we used my Sony A7 for behind the scenes footage.
What I learned from this shoot
This shoot was a great learning experience because it let me experiment with light and shadows. I was in complete control of the lighting and I found I was shooting around f13 – f16 most of the shoot. This was a very different experience in compared to my other natural light TFP shoots. This lets me create a dark background and isolate the model in the image.