To light the photograph I used 4 Nissin Di&700A Flashes. For the front light I used 2 Rogue XL-2 Flashbenders, both as Strip Grids on small booms. One slightly above the model and one coming from below to fill under the hat. I shot in between the 2 Flashbenders. When positioning your lights, make sure you do not create a shadow from her hand or hat on to her face.
For the backlight, I placed another Nissin Flash with a Rogue Grid directly behind the model's head. I used a Rogue Salmon gel to give me the warm color that outlines her hat and hair.
The final part of making the photograph was creating an interesting, colorful background from a plain gray background. To get this effect I cut a pattern out of a sheet of Rosco Cinefoil. Taking another flash with a blue gel on it, I shot the light from the strobe through the Cinefoil creating the pattern on the background. All of the flashes were set on TTL, controlled by a Nissin Air transmitter on the camera on a Nikon D810 camera
This setup works great in a small space. In this case, I had a space less that 10'x10'. All the lighting equipment with the exception of the light stands, fits in your ThinkTank camera bag.
I hope to see you at one of my upcoming Location Lighting Workshops:
April 5-6 NEIPP Cape Cod
April 8-10 CanAm Photo Expo Buffalo, NY
April 17-20 Canadian Imaging Conference Calgary, Alberta
May 14-15 Hunts Photo, Melrose, MA
June 4-5 Rick Friedman Studio, Boston, MA