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Submitted on December 19, 2011

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Gus Munoz

Great shot, colours and pose. Well done.

Posted 10 years ago   

Frank Hatcher  

Many thanks Gus.


Posted 10 years ago   

Kristen Haveman

Nice work, Love that background

Posted 10 years ago   

Craig Janisch

Hi Frank... awesome portrait. Great to come across another Phx Photographer.

BTW... what was the link for the sequin, didnt show up in your notes.


Posted 10 years ago   

S firefighter

just lovely!

Posted 10 years ago   

Yannick von Grabowiecki

I like model and background!

Posted 10 years ago   

Artur Zając


Posted 10 years ago   

Frank Hatcher  

Many thanks all for the comments.

Posted 10 years ago   

Frank Hatcher  

Sequin Fabric

Posted 10 years ago   

Maciej Gowin

Great work !

Posted 10 years ago   

Paul Samaniego

very well done

Posted 10 years ago   

1/80 sec.


ISO: 500

Focal Length

85 mm

Exposure Bias



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lights Used

Strip Softbox



Additional Notes

I recently had a great session with Denise and using a little cheap fabric we came up with this shot. Details in the post.

How it was shot
Please keep in mind, all the lighting diagrams I’ve shared are just starting points. You need to make adjustments and decisions based on your subject and what you want out of the shot.

The main light source was the Elinchrom 53″ octa with both diffusion panels in place. The sequin material was placed on the background stand about 6-7 feet from Denise. The second light has a 7″ reflector and a 20 degree grid in place. I pointed this until the light was skimming across the fabric. It took several test shots to get the light where I wanted it on the fabric. Experiment and see how you can change things up.

A small reflector was used for additional fill to camera right.

The strobes did not fire, this was shot entirely with the modeling lights. I wanted a very shallow depth of field and this is how the bokeh was achieved in the image. I had to bump up the ISO to 500 and it was shot @ F/1.8 with the 85mm. Again, you will have to make adjustments according to your setup.

What’s nice about the sequin material is it is very inexpensive. I think I paid about $5 a yard and two yards has proven for me, to be more than enough to create nice head shots.

Here is a link if you are in the market for the sequin material.

Camera Settings

Manual Mode
1/80 th a sec
ISO 500

Thanks for looking.

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