Floral themed beauty shoots are one of my favorites when collaborating with other creatives. For this shoot, I wanted to try something a little different than my past shoots. Instead of having LeeAnna hold the flowers, I was inspired to make a floral jacket for a soft but fierce vibe. Having a strong, creative team tied the concept together beautifully.
With this look, I went for a three light setup using all EinsteinTM lights.
One was a main light directly in front of the model, mounted with a beauty dish, and two were placed to the left and right of the model, mounted with foldable octaboxes. I also had a reflector in front of LeeAnna, with the gold side facing towards her, providing plenty of light to highlight the beauty look.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES FROM THE SHOOT
LIGHTING TIP FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Light with intent, not just to show. It’s easy to put lights around a subject to make them visible, but adding a form of intent to show a certain story or mood can make a difference. Be deliberate in making sure every light you use has a certain purpose: what is the light illuminating, how is the light hitting it and why. Sometimes time isn’t on your side, so slowing down, doing the prep work before, and taking time with each light, delegating it a certain job can make a positive impact on the overall mood and concept.
Rana Tahboub is a portrait photographer based out of Grand Blanc, Michigan.