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Behind the scenes: Lighting a portrait in Compton by David Honl

5/20/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Today we have the pleasure to feature "Lighting a portrait in Compton". Written by photojournalist David Honl (website), we hope you enjoy with this story
I recently shot a portrait of former rival gang members in Compton, California. They laid down their guns and started a catering business out of a small home kitchen, delivering homestyle meals to Compton neighborhoods and the surrounding communities of South Central Los Angeles.

Lighting a portrait in Compton by David Honl

Great guys with a dream coming to life (and their food is delicious!). Check out the short video for some background on what I used to get the shot.

Behind the scenes: Lighting a portrait in Compton by David Honl

Technical details:

-Sony A7R with 24-70
-Lumopro LP180 flash with Honl Photo traveller8 Softbox
-Honl Filters added to light background: Egg Yolk Yellow from Color Effects Kit and Jade from the Environment Green Kit

You can see his photos from this shoot over at

This article and all the images were originally published on David Honl´s blog (here) and shared with permission

About David Honl:

David Honl's images have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, People Magazine, New York Times, Professional Photographer, and countless more. A self described, "photographer at heart, " Honl is tireless in his photographic efforts, with a body of work that spans the globe.
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