One (great) light and a reflector. Elinchrom Octabank!

July 11, 2012

Elinchrom Octabank, the one and only!

What can you do with one light and a reflector?  How about this?  There is no magic, it is just the most perfect light source I’ve ever used.  Because of it’s reflective qualities, it transmits soft, beautiful and EVEN light all across the subject.  Where is it placed?  Just out of the frame on the models right side, almost touching her!  Because you are working so close you don’t even need a lot of power, you can do this with a 200 Ws D-Lite (only $314.99) and get this result!  That is way less money than most speed lights.  Don’t try this with just any light box, you will not get the same look, I guarantee it.  Better yet, why not give it a try?  There is no hair light, no kicker light and no light on camera left, just a simple reflector throwing light back on that side to give separation from the background.  Nikon D700 with 70-200 2.8 VRII lens, post production was Imagenomic’s Portraiture for skin smoothing, other than that it is straight out of the camera!


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