Neil van Niekerk is a New Jeresey-based photographer specializing in wedding, portrait, and boudoir photography. When he got the chance to shoot alternative model Ulorin Vex, he took it, and took his Profoto D1 kit along for the ride.
He starts out using one D1 head to light his white background and uses a beauty dish to light his model. As it turns out, if you’re too lazy to use your Air Remote to adjust your out-of-reach lights, you can always use a stiletto-wearing model! Anyway… he later decides to add some rim light on Vex to add a little separation, which he does using two striplights with softgrids. Then he replaces his beauty dish with a large softbox in order to get softer, more even coverage of the model. It’s a interesting look at how a shoot and its lighting can evolve over time.
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