Guitarist and singer Ken Susi of the band “Unearth” dropped by the studio this past weekend. Ken is an avid photographer and wanted to work Keiko and I on lighting. We quickly volunteered him to be the model.
We did a couple of multi light gelled set ups.
In the first image, we used 2 Dynalite Baja B6 strobes, one on either side, slightly behind Ken giving us the light on his face. Both strobes had a Dynalite 20 degree, 7” grid. The end of both grids were wrapped in Rosco Cinefoil to further control the spread of light. On the left side we used a Rosco Medium Straw gel from my Rosco Location Lighting Kit and on the right side we used a Rosco Calcolor 30 Cyan. Directly behind Ken’s head is a Nissin Di700A speedlight with a Rogue grid and a red gel. Directly in front of Ken is a second Nissin Di700A speedlight with a Rogue grid. The power to this Nissan was turned down, giving a minimal amount of white light. To fire the strobes I used a Dynalite transmitter. The Nissin flash was triggered by using the built in optical slave.
The second image is lit from below with one Dyanlite Baja 6 with the 20 degree, 7” grid and wrapped in Cinefoil. The strobe is centered just below the bottom of the frame. The red backlight is the Nissin Di700A with the Rogue Grid and the red gel. The prevent the light from bouncing off the white ceiling in the studio, we placed a black foam core on a Photoflex boom arm over Ken.
Thank you for stopping by the photographic Lighting Test Kitchen, Ken! Cant wait with you more!
All photographs where shot using a Nikon D810 and either a Nikon 105 Macro or aNikon 70-200 F2.8 with a 1.4 extender. The gels are from the Rosco Location Lighting Kit by Rick Friedman.
Come join us at one of upcoming “Location Lighting Workshops” !
Nov. 4-5, 2017
Unique Photo, Fairfield, NJ. 2 day workshop
Nov 22-25, 2017
Exposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
January 5-8, 2018
Lighting Workshop &Model shoot in the Bahamas with Vanelli & Friends
Gels and cinefoil are available from my Location Lighting Kit.