Beltcraft studios set 3

For the next set we used a corner of the studio that was available with an unique prop, well I never worked with something like this before.
Nadine had the perfect outfit for this….. a cross between fashion and a gymnastic Ninja 😀

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Nadine Beltcraft workshop-252As you probably would have guessed the idea of this setup was to experiment with wider angle lenses.
The lighting setup itself was pretty simple.
I used the meter to meter the available light and used an Elinchrom Quadra with Maxilight plus grid to get the look wanted, little bit less available light but more strobes to create a nice “popping” image. In the next shot you can see the light setup.

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All retouching was done in DxO optics 9, tinting by DxO filmpack and the extra pop was done with Topaz Clarity.
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