Profoto at Photokina: At the Docma booth with Doc Baumann

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Photokina

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The Docma booth

The Docma booth

Today, we visit the Docma booth in hall 4.2. Docma is a printed magazine for advanced Photoshop users, and each issue comes with a free Adobe Lightroom preset, created by the staff at Docma. To promote the presets as well as the actual magazine, the staff has set up a small studio at Photokina where visitors can get their picture taken and retouched with the above-mentioned presets.

The set up they are using is quite unusual. They have four diffusion panels and a white carpet floor. There are D1 monolights with Beauty Dishes on each side. Another two D1 monolights with Softbox 1×6’ RFs are standing on each side of the photographer (Doc Baumann, who also happens to be the Editor in Chief). Finally, there is a fifth D1 monolight above the subject – equipped with an Umbrella XL White.

The purpose of this lighting set up is to create images that are rich in detail yet subtle in contrast, which in turn cuts down the retouching process to a couple of minutes. You will find a couple of before-and-after examples with different presets below.

If you want to know more about Docma, check our their website.

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