Studio Setup

April 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

In recent years, my photography has moved mostly towards architecture, landscapes, wildlife and nature. I very rarely shoot portraits. Typically, I break out the studio lights once a year to capture photographs of the players that play on my travel baseball team.

Most years, I keep the lighting very simple. This year, I tried something far more complex--five lights and a reflector! I also photographed a volleyball player during the photo session.

The setup consisted of the following:

  • Main light was a large (47") octabox with Einstein strobe positioned camera left.
  • One rim light was a gridded strip softbox with Einstein strobe positioned behind the subject to the left.
  • Another rim light was a gridded strip softbox with Einstein strobe positioned behind the subject to the right.
  • The green screen background was lit by a Nikon SB-900 flash unit fired into an umbrella.
  • The hair light was a Nikon SB-800 suspended over the subject with a bungee cord.
  • A large reflector was used to partially fill in the shadows on the subject.
  • The camera was a Nikon D850 placed on a tripod.

Here are a few photographs from the session:

Max HeidenreichMax HeidenreichMax Heidenreich of the 12U Orland Park Warriors baseball team in Orland Park, Illinois on March 28, 2019 Cooper SigelCooper SigelCooper Sigel of the 12U Orland Park Warriors baseball team in Orland Park, Illinois on March 29, 2019 Ali ElaghaAli ElaghaAli Elagha of the 12U Orland Park Warriors baseball team in Orland Park, Illinois on March 28, 2019 Madelyn StackMadelyn StackMadelyn Stack of the Michio volleyball team in Orland Park, Illinois on March 30, 2019 Madelyn StackMadelyn StackMadelyn Stack of the Michio volleyball team in Orland Park, Illinois on March 30, 2019 I would like to do more with the studio lights in the future. One thing of interest to me would be pet photography.
 

 


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