I was looking through some images in one of my old lightroom catalogs this week and stumbled on a BTS photo of the lighting setup from a shoot. I decided to write a post about it here and share what I learned with you. Hopefully you find this useful and can apply it to your own shoot or will find it helpful in your own journey of studying lighting.
The goal of the shoot was to create some quick portraits/head-shots for the staff trainers at Lacuna fitness for their new website. A then Chicago based fitness facility located in heart of the city. With the available budget and scheduling restrictions we were limited to shooting during operating hours one evening. This also meant that most of the available space in the facility was being used by clients who were there working out. I wanted to get in, set something simple up that would not create a huge footprint, and would allow me to have each trainer come in to the frame for a few shots and walk off to get back to work. It was key to make sure we causes a minimal amount of disruption to the flow of business, not drawing too much attention to ourselves, or make anyone working out behind us uncomfortable.
– Alienbee B800 on camera right (22″ Beauty Dish)
– Lumo Pro LP160 Speedlight on Camera left (Gary Fong Light Sphere)
Power Settings: Unfortunately I do not recall and didn’t document the power settings I had on the strobes, since at the time I didn’t know I would be posting this.
I will make it part of my routine to document this sort of thing for future shoots and take more BTS shots if this is something you guys are interested in seeing more of.
-Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Here are some of the results from the shoot:
keep in mind that the images I am showing here are directly from Lightroom with minimal exposure/white balance/color adjustments since I want to focus on showing you how this lighting setup worked for me and the results it produced in camera that day. There is no dedicated retouching, Photoshop work, etc.
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Make sure to let me know if you are interested in seeing more of this BTS type of content in the future or have any additional questions.
Thanks to Tony of Fourstar Fit for lending me his face and passion for fitness on this post.
Check him out at: www.FourStarFit.com