Shooting with Alyssa and Alana

Did a joint studio shoot recently with photographer Chaz from After6Media.  Our models were Alyssa Sved and Alana Santos, with makeup work done by Kahulani.

For Alyssa's first look, we experimented with gold makeup.  For lighting I used an AB800 with a beauty dish boomed above the camera and in close to the model, about a couple of feet.  I used another AB800 modifed with the Paul Buff PLM 2.0 Parabolic reflector for fill.  Another 2 AB800s with strip softboxes were used for edge lights.

Canon 5D mkII 85mm f1.2L II iso 100 1/160 @ f9


For the shot below of Alyssa with the Terminator 2-style shotgun, I wanted to have more of the gun barrel in focus so I used a smaller aperture of f16.

Canon 5D mkII 85mm f1.2L II iso 400 1/160 @ f16


For Alyssa's next look, I wanted to experiment with more dramatic lighting so we used a single AB800 with a grid (maybe a 20 or a 10 degree grid) for her main light and used one AB800 for the edge light.


 Canon 5D mkII 70-200mm f2.8L IS iso 100 1/160 @ f11


While Chaz was in between setups for his shoot, I grabbed a couple of shots of Alana lying on the black satin sheets.  Her back light is an Octodome and the main light is a large softbox, both with AB800s (I think).
 Canon 5D mkII 85mm f1.2L II iso 100 1/160 @ f2

Alyssa joined in and we shot some 2-girl images from a ladder above. Think we added another SB26 with a small softbox to help fill light into the lower right corner of the frame.

Canon 5D mkII 70-200mm f2.8L IS iso 100 1/160 @ f8

For these shots of Alana, we used the face of the Octodome as the background, tilted slightly upward so that it did not fire directly back into the camera.  Main light was an AB800 with a beauty dish.
Canon 5D mkII 70-200mm f2.8L IS iso 100 1/160 @ f8

Canon 5D mkII 70-200mm f2.8L IS iso 100 1/160 @ f8