A quick two light setup. Before I explain anything, I’ll take a second to remind you that 5 will be back tomorrow, so don’t forget to check back in the morning. Anyway, here’s a shot for today – setup and info after the jump.
This was inspired by a shot Scott Kelby posted recently. The sunglasses were suspended with fishing line in front of a black backdrop (in this case felt gaffer taped to the wall). See the quick set up photo for positioning.
Camera was the EOS 5D Mark II with 70-200mm lens, shot straight into Lightroom. The camera was set to ISO200, f8 and 1/200. The upper softbox had a 550ex @ 1/8 power, the softbox on the right had an 540ez @ 1/16 and an optic slave. Strobes were triggered with Elinchrom Skyport RF triggers. And I had a silver reflector underneath – it’s a very handy 5-in-1 collapsable reflector. Processing was pretty basic – black adjustment in Lightroom, then into Photoshop where I cloned out the fishing line, touched up a couple of little dirt smudges on the glasses (because I forgot to clean them properly before the shot), and used a colour burn gradient layer to get the lens looking right. And that was it.