Finally got to shoot a few beautiful portraits of Sunny.
It's been awhile since I've listed the BTS's diagram of
a setup on how I get a shot.
We were shooting in a living room of a house
and even though the wallpaper color was nice,
I did not want the pattern at all as the background.
I used a diffuser to only get the color that I wanted
to achieve without the pattern. A Canon 580 EX II
Speedlite was between the diffuser and the wall
to control the intensity of the background.
My main light source was a White Lightning X1600
gelled with a CTO shooting through an umbrella.
Due to height issues I wasn't actually able to
get the light source as high or infront of the model
as I would have liked, so I had to add another Canon
580 EX II for fill. The fill light was also gelled
with a CTO and softened with a Lumiquest
Imported into Adobe Lightroom 4 where a few adjustments
were made then exported to CS6 for a few touch ups
to get the final image you see above.
Diagram of setup:
Sunny Ra is an exceptional oil painter.
Most of her paintings are big,
like in the 4ft x 8ft range.