Alex Hailstock photographed by B. Alyssa Trofort

STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: B. ALYSSA TROFORT

B. Alyssa Trofort shares her story behind the shot, and what it’s like being a female photographer in a more male dominated genre, with fitness model Alex Hailstock.

To me, lighting is expression, and I wanted to use this set up to compliment my model, Alex Hailstock’s, fierceness. Using only 2 lights, I wanted to focus on the shadows and colors, allowing the red to enhance the mood and feeling of the subject. I used a red gelled backlight behind the subject to create an outline on his frame, as well as a glare to spread the red throughout the image.

Being a strong, creative, business woman in a more male dominated genre definitely has its challenges, but I love using my art to combat them. I use it as inspiration everyday to push myself harder, knowing that I have the responsibility to represent all women artists.

EQUIPMENT USED
Einstein™ E640 Flash Unit
22” Silver High Output Beauty Dish
7″ Standard Reflector
Color Gels (set of 20)

MODEL: Alex Hailstock


Lighting Diagram for Setup 1 - Alex Hailstock photographed by B. Alyssa Trofort

Lighting Diagram for Setup 2 - Alex Hailstock photographed by B. Alyssa Trofort

Lighting Diagram for Setup 3 - Alex Hailstock photographed by B. Alyssa Trofort
Alex Hailstock photographed by B. Alyssa Trofort

LIGHTING TIP FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I love a 2 light set up because having one key light on the subject allows you the flexibility to use the second light as either a back light, rim light, etc.


About B. Alyssa Trofort

Photographer, B. Alyssa Trofort

B. Alyssa Trofort is a sports and portrait photographer and videographer, based in Los Angeles. She went the formal route and received her BFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Growing up playing sports, she knew her passion for sports would continue to strengthen, and used photography as a way to mix both of her passions.

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