Beauty is in the Light
Biscarrosse Workshop Portraits
The afternoon of day two of my Beauty is in the Light workshop in Biscarrosse was mostly dedicated to portraits in a studio environment. We had three single light settings, each in a small environment inside the hangar. The first one was a black backdrop with a strip light and the omega reflector, the second a purple background with a Rapidbox and Godexx strobe and an Eyelighter for the extra kick of light under the chin and in the eyes . The last one a simple gray backdrop with a beauty dish and a Scrim Jim frame. Also, I had second extra light for the backdrop that sometimes we used it and sometimes not. I demonstrated some useful possing techniques, and lighting tips, then each of the attendees took some portraits of the models.
With the gray backdrop, we used a beauty dish and sometimes a second light to point at the background as seen in the first two images of Emilie below:
Later I took portraits of all my attendees.
Host and Producer: Hélen Cubino Styling: John Coureau johncoureaucreation.com @johncoureaucreation Makeup: Mathieumakeup @levrard.mathieu Models: Émilie Maestracci @emmaestracci Tom @tom_btsd Angello @angelllllllo Naomi @naomiriskwait French Photography Organisation AFMI Big thanks to Fuji France for providing their cameras for the means of the workshop.
And a huge thank you to Alein Quintin and Bernard Guibbal from MMF-Pro, all the lighting gear was supplied by them.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Camera Fujifilm X100F APS-C Digital Camera Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Medium Format Lens G-Mount GFX Westcott RapidBox Collapsible Beauty Dish Westcott Eyelighter 2 Westcott Omega Reflector 360 Westcott Scrim Jim SMDV 360BRIHT flash head SMDV Standard Reflector BR-120 SMDV SpeedBox-A80 octogonal softbox TetherTools TetherPro USB Cable 3.0 ThinkTank Perception Pro Backpack BlackRapid Cross Shot Sandisk ExtremePro SD memory cards MacBook Pro 13inches