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Adjusting Light Positioning for Portraiture with Joel Grimes

10/20/2014 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

World-renowned photographer Joel Grimes (website) experiments with a single light setup during a portrait session at Westcott HQ. Joel's strobe is modified by a Rapid Box XL positioned directly in front of his model. Joel then adds an Illuminator reflector below the model's face to fill in shadows.

Joel then adjusts the Rapid Box XL's height to 6" and 12" above his camera. Doing this adds subtle shadows to his subject's face, below her eyebrows, nose, lips, and eyes.

Text, images and video via F.J. Westcott

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