In this episode of How I Got The Shot, Kyle shows us three dramatic backlighting setups for portraits that pack a punch!
For the first set up, he used a 60″ Octabox with a Yellow Gel Dome behind the subject, and placed a V-Flat in front, blocking most of the light. The subject is placed in front of the black side of the folded V-Flat to create a background, allowing the uncovered light to spill out. He used a 10″ x 36″ Stripbox and a 24″ Silver Interior Beauty Dish with a grid and the warm Color Correcting Gel Dome.
For the second set up, Kyle pulled the V-Flat away and moved it to the right, opening the white side to create a fill bounce. He also removed the Stripbox, along with the Color Correcting Gel Dome and grid from the Beauty Dish.
For the final set up, Kyle decided to use the new Eclipse Optical Snoot with the warm Color Correcting Gel Dome to create the illusion of a light coming from a window. He also used the 24″ Silver Interior Beauty Dish with no additional attachments to light from the front. To really make the lines of the Snoot show, he used atmosphere aerosol to create a haze.
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