How to Light a Beautiful Portrait- In the Water

Our friend Clay Cook over at Fstoppers wrote up an interesting article about how he approached a specific client’s request for showcasing makeup with a black water background.


Not only did Clay have to figure out how to get a model submerged in water in the middle of winter, he also had to figure out how to boom his Canon 5D mIII directly over the model to get the perfect shot.


Check out Fstoppers for the full read (including lighting/camera diagrams) and many more supporting images.

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