Long exposure.

I would like to share with you a new studio lighting setup with a wonderful effect giving to the image more charm. I shall not plunge into details of studio lighting setup, as it is very simple and consists only from two light sources: a softbox, placed in parallel to the floor over the model’s face, and a snoot, directed to the background. I would like to share with you the way I managed to create a purple glowing on this picture. While Julia was putting on make-up to the model, my eyes caught a screensaver on my Mac Book Pro, most likely you saw it many times. It is called Mac’s Flurry Screensaver, you can take a look at Youtube. I liked the colors very much and the way they were glowing and I thought why not mix the colors and not use a notebook’s monitor as the third light source? Why not?

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The story of "The Sea".


Studio Lighting Setup Step By Step.

Without a doubt, one of our images always tends to attract more attention than the rest and I would agree, in fact that the creation of this photograph was executed like none of our others to date. We love to create portraits yet we seldom ever think about the specifics of the shoot beforehand. This is largely because we never know what the mood and/or nature of the model might be ... therefore we leave that part to the moment when we meet with them. Yet this image, I saw it in my a head long time before we created it. We call this one, "The Sea".

So we decided to create a step by step 'instructional' about how we did it and attempt to convey the lighting and the overall technique of creating. We have prepared preview images of each step to explain how we're working with the light in the studio so that you may visualize and comprehend the process far batter than simply through text alone.

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