I’ve been doing more studio work lately (thanks to the nonstop rain last month, among other things) and recently purchased a Photek Softlighter umbrella for use with my little AlienBees. I’ve been loving the results of this umbrella, if you position it “just so” it wraps the body in this gorgeous soft-yet-dramatic light.
I used two lights and a reflector on this shoot–one directly above the model shooting down, and one at 45 degrees, white reflector opposite. I’ve always been interested in studio work, and lately I’ve especially enjoyed the challenge of controlling the light completely and creating little scenes in my home studio. Natural light is beautiful and I’m sure I’ll go back to it but for now it’s all about control! My next challenge is to mix the Photek with natural light outdoors, more on that later.
It was a real honor to work with model Anastasiia Putkova, MUA Katie Ackley, and assistant Laura Charlotte on this project. A great team makes all the difference.