This is the behind the scenes lighting setup for my shot of "Light Sleeper" in the "Light" competition. The final shot can be seen here:
This scene was shot with tungsten white balance on the camera to create a combination of warm room light and simulated cool moonlight entering a window on the left. Canon 580 EXII into gridded beauty dish camera right at full power full CTO gel. Gridded LumoPro LP160 camera right at full power full CTO gel. That strobe required a white foamcore flag to keep excess light from hitting the wall . Diffused LumoPro LP160 camera left at 1/16 power no gel flagged on top. Lowell 600w Tota light camera right (Not seen from this angle) bounced into 14ft. vaulted ceiling for fill with no gel. With 4 lights, it looks like a lot of light was used, but in reality I needed to bring up the total amount of light in the room to pull off a 1/60 shutter speed at f/8 to eliminate blur and carry enough depth of field. The constant light of the Lowell light brought up the ambient light in the room, and the strobes with grids allowed me to create pools of light to accent the model and still make it seem like a dark room. I also didn't want a lot of noise in the dark areas so with this amount of light I was able to shoot at an ISO of 320. The model was shot in place above the bed... but you will have to figure out how she floated there!
Thank you to those that voted for the image, and I hope you enjoyed a behind the scenes look at how it was created.
An additional setup shot can be found here:
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