SINGLE LIGHT SHOOTING | LENCARTA FLASH HEAD

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SINGLE LIGHT SHOOTING | LENCARTA FLASH HEAD

Of course, sometimes we have to use more complex set ups but my favourite way to shoot is SIMPLY. A single light is all that was used to create this beautiful shot and the rest in the below collection.

Of course, sometimes we have to use more complex set ups but my favourite way to shoot is SIMPLY. A single light is all that was used to create this beautiful shot and the rest in the below collection.

I was shooting in a small place and knew that I only wanted chest upwards in frame so I headed to Paperchase and bought various coloured papers in small sizes to use as my backdrop. I also wanted the model to be able to lean onto the backdrop safely and without damaging the backdrop so I secured my papers to solid walls.

In my spare time, I like to photograph flowers and plants so this was a perfect excuse to combine my two passions…….. obviously chocolate comes before these but i didn’t really want my model covered in that (or holding a bar of dairy milk)!

The day before the shoot, I visited my local florist and they were very excited to be involved; needless to say I left with enough flowers to furnish the next Royal wedding.

Models were all from M+P and make-up by the fabulous Natasha Lakic www.natashalakic.com

We had models arriving all day: most for only short periods of time so I decided to shoot untethered which i prefer anyway…….. it slows everything down and causes such a distraction.

Since we were shooting in a small space, I decided to use my Lencarta Elite pro 600w head fitted with the high intensity reflector & positioned it around 12ft from the model. It was just over my head in height, and angled ever so slightly down to create flattering shadows under the jawline but so as not to loose the shadows on the back drop.

The high intensity reflector is perfect for this as it doesn’t take up a huge amount of room, is lightweight and the power you get from it at such distances, way out-performs the beauty dish. I didn’t use a diffuser with this either- the models had incredible skin and I love the slightly raw and hard light look for this. If I was to use a diffuser or a soft box- the whole feel of the shoot would have been much softer and more “commercial” looking.

You can see more from this story below and my website has my fashion, beauty and hair work http://www.tonylebritton.com