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Submitted on December 19, 2011

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Tomek Nowak

great shot and model ;)

Posted 10 years ago   

jason whittaker

Beautiful shot and model nice work.

Posted 10 years ago   

Frank Hatcher  

Many thanks all.

Posted 10 years ago   

Paul Samaniego

nice soft lighting,beautiful model

Posted 10 years ago   

1/160 sec.


ISO: 320

Focal Length

50 mm

Exposure Bias



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lights Used




Additional Notes

How it was shot
The space was large for being a bathroom/powder room. The ceiling height had to have been 10ft or more. This is a two light setup as you can see in the diagram. I started with the main light to my right with the Elinchrom 600rx strobe triggered by Elinchrom Skyports. The modifier was a Chimera 54×72 super shallow softbox. This box is wonderful! It’s like having a large window light at all times. Both diffusion panels were in place for nice soft light/shadows. I shot this @ F/5.0 as I had enough room to allow for the shallow depth of focus/field. Starting with the main I metered the light output and got Amanda looking like what you see here. Height of the light to her isn’t a factor as the box is huge and covers her completely.

The room needed more light to fit the scene. This is where the 2nd light you see in the diagram comes in to play. It’s another Elinchrom 600rx with a 7″ reflector in place. The idea here was to flood the room with light and if you notice it’s also placing a little rim light on her shoulder and hair. The light was point towards the ceiling but at an angle to bounce light back on to her as well. This is where the angle of incidence equals angle of reflectance comes in to play.

Camera Settings
Manual Mode
1/160th a sec
ISO 320

Thanks for looking.

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