Today I was testing my Profoto Hardbox on my Profoto 1200ws monolight. Anthony came by for a quick couple of hours. It’s still hot in Michigan so today had to be a studio day.
Today was like shooting film, I thought the images were going to look a lot better than they did. The hardbox gives extremely hard light and I thought Anthony could take it. The results were lukewarm (not Anthony’s fault). Sometimes I just need to test new lighting for a short time just to give me some food for thought. The hardbox uses the side of the bulb versus the tip.
The trend/fashion right now is very hard light with the models shadow on the wall. I know there are several ways to achieve this lighting, bare bulb, cinefoil ect. and I’ve used them in the past.
So I got home and did some more research. My research uncovered a few tidbits. The main tip was to also use a large fill light with a blue gel to simulate daylight fill…hummm
I’m posting this image not because I like it that much, but because it’s a starting point, it can only get better from here. I know in my mind what I want but I’m not even close to achieving it. (It’s hard for me to even post it) I used Nik Silver Efex Pro, I wanted to see if it was any faster with my new computer, it was.
This is a very unforgiving light source and the model choice is critical. I would suggest the model have very very good skin, because you’re going to see everything. I want to use it to experiment with shadow work…so I’ll see
Any tips just leave them below!0 comments