Technique

Multi Light Quadra

Multi Light Quadra

Nikon D300 24-70@62mm
1/200sec @f/5.0 ISO200

Elinchrom 39″ Deep Octa both diffusers, subject left.
On camera fill from SB-800 w/DIY soft reflector
2nd Quadra fitted with 7″ reflector and 10 degree spot grid to subject right rear.

Didn’t have suitable background to light. Actually, the more I look at this image, the more I like it with the total blackness of the background.

In post I included some high-pass/hard-light blending to give it a bit more grit.


One light exercise

One light exercise

First attempt at using a single Quadra head in the 39″ Deep Octa. No other lights, just white fill reflectors;one to the models right and one below.

I went for the additional softness by using both the inner and outer diffusion panels.

Been a long time since I did any studio type portraits. ¬†I’m easing myself back into it, starting with one light. ¬†Although I chose the battery powered Ranger Quadra for location work, this type of simple studio setup is a great way to eliminate all the variables and learn about the qualities of this new light/modifier.

Nikon D300/24-70 2.8
1/250 sec @ f/8
Quadra A head @ ~90ws