A Quick Shoot with Stacey
Here's a few shots from a recent shoot I did with the talented and stunning Stacey M. This shoot was done on location and on short notice, but managed to pull off the looks we were going for with plenty of space & time. The lighting setup for the shot above was a 2 softbox setup, with a bare flash kicker for some accent light. I wanted my usual moody high contrast look for this first shot, so I positioned the edges of the softboxes to get the hard light falloff I was looking for, with lots of contrast.
Working with a similar setup as above, I changed up the lighting to give some variations to the look. In this set I used a large ocatabox as the main light, and a medium softbox as a side/rim light. Also to lighten things up a bit I used a bare-headed flash bounced off the white ceiling above to provide a softer overall fill for the entire scene.
In this set I used a simple cross light 2 light setup to get a nice clean commercial portrait look. I used a 42" shoot through umbrella and a medium softbox positioned approximately 180' from each other and far enough back to have a lot of fill, and to give some edge to the shadows. This setup gives a nice even lighting across Stacey & really works well to show the clothing and texture of the material well keeping the contrast in an easily printable range.
In this last shot, I wanted to mix it up and see how much we could push this same setup for a completely different look then the commercial studio look in the sets above. Here I used a variation of my natural window light look I have posted about before, but used the very hard edge of a medium softbox and flagged off most of it to get more of a strip light effect from it. I also shot a bare head flash off the wall behind me to get a little bit of on camera directional fill light. Without the extra fill the shot was a bit too dark and a lot of Stacey was lost into shadow that I didnt want.
Well that's a small sample of some of the shots I did with the incredible Stacey M last week. As always we had a blast, and she was a fantastic model. If you are looking for a fun and clearly stunning model to work with, or just interested in seeing some more of Stacey's work be sure to checkout her MM Portfolio, and give her some love...