I did a shoot with Pling at Fetishcon, and now I have the photos on my own website:
These are really nice 🙂 🙂
I think the lighting is very pretty- softer than I remember from your previous shots, which I think works well with Pling and her lovely cascade of hair!
Hope you all had fun a Fetishcon, sorry we couldn’t be there this year!
Pling says her hair is very popular. I can understand why. 🙂
I am slowly learning about lighting. The light meter really did help, in this case.
The tech details are: Main light camera right – 64 inch white PLM at midlevel and pointed slightly down. Fill light camera left, gridded reflector bounced off the white ceiling (grid for cutting down the power and trying to control spill). Rim light in the back right corner, low and aimed slightly up, also gridded.
Exactly *where* the fill light was aimed at the ceiling turned out to be important. I had it too far forward for the first two or three sets, but at the right position for Pling’s set and the ones following.
You can see the catchlight from the PLM in Pling’s eyes. I really like that modifier. It looks like just a big umbrella, but it really does have that parabolic secret sauce going for it. And it is big. And here in the US, Paul Buff’s stuff is cheap.
Oh, and I rented a fancy lens for the shoot: Nikon 24-120mm f/4. It’s a big, full-frame lens, that’s 36-180mm equivalent on my DX camera. But I don’t have to worry about vignetting, and my temptation to buy my own copy survived my experience with the rental. (I also had my 35mm and 50mm primes, but I didn’t use them. I needed the zoom flexibility due to the cramped space.)
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