First Shoot With the Lumodi Beauty Dish

13 12 2010

Well last night one of my photo buddies (Gavin) and I had a fun afternoon shoot. Two models has asked us to do some studio shots of them for their portf0lio.  So Gavin and I arranged to set up two different shooting stations in my mum’s ballet studio (nice and handy having access to a ballet studio).  We shot for several hours using different lighting configurations…. umbrellas, beauty dishes and Gavin’s Octa.  It was a very relaxed and enjoyable shoot.  The girls were having fun, and Gavin and I were as happy as pigs in shit.

Shot above was my first real shoot using my new Lumodi Beauty Dish.  For close-up work I really love it.  Gorgeous light quality!

Lighting info:

  • SB900 into Lomodi Beauty dish above camera
  • Silver reflector below camera
  • Gridded sofbox with Yugoebay cheap shit strobe for backlight
  • SB600 through grid on grey background paper for halo effect.

Anyway, the quote of the night came from Gavin.  He arrived about 2 hours after me, and set up his lights and background.  Then Brittany went over to shoot with him and faster than you can say “let me get an exposure reading”  Gavin had Brittany topless…. but then the classic quote came shortly afterwards…. “Don’t worry if your nipples are exposed… I can always fix that in Photoshop”!

Ah…. Photoshop…. where would we be without it 🙂

Lots more shots to process, plus some shots from my Dancer shoot on Tuesday night.




7 responses

14 12 2010
True North Mark

No wonder you were as happy as pigs in shit mate…green like frog over here mate…very tidy and great shot to boot!

14 12 2010

Lovely shot Brent, like you say great light, I think will investigate one of them 🙂
Thanks also for the lighting diagram – Jonathan

14 12 2010

That came out awesome Brent
Lighting is pretty spot on!

14 12 2010
Quang Tran

Excellent photo Brent. The lighting enhanced the model so well. Got any shot with her smiling showing teeth? A smile with good, nice teeth showing will always make the model look even more gorgeous (it’s the dentist thing that we love to see these things).

14 12 2010

I’m in the wrong game!

28 12 2010

a lovely image…

well seen, well captured, and well done!

I enjoy your blog. Keep it coming.

May the good light be with you!

15 03 2013
Nadia Pienaar (@NadiaPienaar)

May I please use this photo. I’m a professional Makeup Artist. Owner of DEW-DROPS MUA

Please be kind enough to email me back. I would really appreciate it. 🙂

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