This week’s Phottix Weekly Photo comes from flickr’s Alexander Khardin - and was posted to Phottix flickr group.
This is a personal favorite of Team Phottix. Very well executed – a joy to look at. How was it shot? Alexander says: The light set up is very simple. In my case I used three sources of light. On the layout…
1 – Main light. Located high (approximately 3 meters) over the model. With oktobox – 90cm. Position relative to axis of shooting – slightly to the left;
2, 3 – flash lights that evenly “fill” white background
4 – camera is set on the tripod to ensure identical composition and location of subject in the frame.
5 – the model stays practically on the same spot throughout shooting. The place of shooting is better to mark somehow (e.g. sticky tape) for convenience. This ensures the model’s precise positioning when shooting.
6 – to soften the shades from the main source of light, there was used a silver tall-size reflector.
- During the shooting the Phottix Atlas were used. I have written about it in my blog:
Combing the shots into one composition is barely a challenge. All work can be done with the help of any of graphics editor software, that allows multilayer editing and joining (attaching together) shots, i.e. Adobe Photoshop. The consistent position of the model relative to the light sources and the camera substantially easies the process of postediting. The editing of such compositions takes about 20-30 minutes.