New lights and Beauty Dish from Hensel

May 29, 2012

Mark Mather from Hensel sent me some of their lights for evaluation purposes.  I started the process this past weekend and used them for one of my sets during our “Posing and Lighting” seminar.  This is their “beauty dish” with a reflector right under her chin.  The light here is an incredible 300 Ws monolight that is built like a tank and super affordable!  I also had a hair light (12″x36″ with LightTools grids), and that is all that was used to light this shot.  There is no background light on this one, however I did use various grids for incredible background variety with ease.  Of course it helps when you have a beautiful model with great hair and professional make up.  Many thanks to Savannah for coming in on Saturday’s class!  A quick run through Imagenomic retouching software, smooths the skin but leaves her beautiful freckles.

Look at the unique catch lights in her eyes created by the design of this beauty dish.  I really like this modifier a lot and am excited about the possibilities it provides!  Anyone that knows me very well at all, knows I am a huge Elinchrom fan and have owned them for over 10 years.  This is the first time I’ve even come close to endorsing any other brand of lighting for my personal use.  It’s still early in the process but I am very optimistic.  They have a few unique offerings that are super cost effective and rugged.  More to come.


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