Studio Lighting Setup – Test shoot

Recently, I had the pleasure to work with the amazing model David from D1 modeling agency in my studio in East London.

I captured David in three different lighting setups using two Profoto D1 strobes with 5″ octabox and color gels.

For the first lighting setup, I positioned the octabox facing down to the left hand side of the model as the main light. For the second Profoto head, I placed a red color gel and aimed it towards the right hand from the back of the model. That red tone resulted in a really nice effect which was complimentary with David’s skin tone.

For the second lighting setup, I exchanged the back strobe from the right to the left hand side and I added a blue gel (LEE Filters 119).

For the last lighting setup, I removed the back strobe and I shot with only one strobe and a 5″ Octabox.


Camera gear:

Canon 5DIII

Canon 24-70mm 2.8

Canon 50mm 1.4

Canon 100mm 2.8

Lighting gear:

Profoto D1 x 2

Profoto 5″ Octabox

Lee Filters color gels nr. 119

Calumet seamless background paper Hazelnut nr. 25, Seal Grey nr. 4

Profoto Air remote

Hope you enjoyed and good luck with your next photoshoot.

Reach out to me if you have any questions or comments.


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