Flash Photography Fitness Portraits
Robert’s Video TOC
- Overhead Light > 31×47”/80×120 cm Softbox w/ 600 W Monolight, Fill & Edge Lighting > 2 Strip Boxes Size 12×56”/30×140 cm w/ 600 W Monolight, Key Light > 70.8”/180 cm Deep Parabolic Softbox w/ 1200 W Strobe & Diffusion Fabric, Fill > White V-Flat Reflector Panel; Gray Backdrop; Subject’s Outfit > White Fitness Apparel
- How to Work Around Space Limitations w/o Photoshop, BTS & Sample Images
- Subject’s Outfit > Full Length Black Winter Jacket, BTS & Results both Desirable & Undesireable
- Subject’s Outfit > Short Black Glam Dress & Heels, BTS & Results
- Adjustments to Setup #1 > Changed Backdrop from Gray to Red aka “Flame”, Subject’s Outfit > Magenta Sports Apparel, Key Light > 20” Deep Parabolic Softbox w/ Grid but w/o Diffusion Panel > Harder Light, Removal of Overhead Softbox > Background Darker than Subject w/ Visible Benefits, BTS & Results
- Added 400 W Monolight w/ Projection Snoot > Create a “Slash”, Sample Images both w/ and w/o “Slash” in Various Positions
- Adjustment to Lighting Setup #2 > Rear Lights Only & V-Flat as Fill, Various Poses, BTS, Sample Images & Final Result
- Precision is Key!
Gain behind-the-scenes insights into high-octane fitness portraits with flash lights. Four different looks and various lighting setups await you in this video!
Join Robert as he guides you through his approaches and explains his setups, hiccups and results in great detail. Of course, modifiers were a crucial part in this adventure of creating a mix of catalog images and test shooting fitness apparel as well.
Model: Emily Crombez (@crombezpal)
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Robert is an editorial & wedding photographer in Southeast MI who loves to share his experience with photography equipment on YouTube. Robert focuses on lighting equipment such as making off-camera flash tutorials for beginners.