On Location Photography: Edgy, Athletic Portrait

Step Five

Edgy, Athletic Portrait

Using six lights, the super-edge aspect was starting to take shape. To bring this shot to reality, however, I wanted a highlight on almost every outside edge of Janelle, and so far, no light was illuminating the underside of Janelle’s arms. To fix this, I placed an Elinchrom Quadra with standard head and reflector directly behind Janelle, so that her body would block the light and stand, and the light would hit the underside of her arms perfectly. Because the Quadra works on the same frequency as the Ranger, the Skyport will trigger this flash as well. I used the frosted, soft-plastic diffuser on the Quadra head to soften the light and reduce flare issues.

Edgy, Athletic Portrait

Tom Bol

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