Playing with the icelight

Recently we did a video for the Westcott Icelight.
Today some of the images I shot for the video, just as a small preview/teaser for the video (Annewiek is still working on it)


As you can see you can do some pretty intense lighting with the Icelight and the connected barndoors. It’s still a light source that I love to use to explain to people how light behaves and you can control it to do exactly what you want it to do, the Icelight is amazing for that (and it’s a pretty cool light to play with of course).

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A loaner Rickshaw

Some photoshoots are planned months in advance, some photoshoots just happen.
Recently we recorded a small video for the Westcott Icelight and the model for this video is Anna Matthea.
A few days before this session one of our neighbors told us he bought a Rickshaw and if we would be interested to do a photoshoot with it… well…. a Rickshaw… heck yeah of course why not, it’s not everyday we see one of those here. The only problem was “when”.


A long story short we decided to combine it with the video of the Icelight.
Of course I also shot some images with the Icelight in the Rickshaw but before that I did a small session with Anna Matthea using my Elinchrom strobes, in this case one deep octa 70cm with grid in the front and one open reflector in the back for the lens flare effect and rim light.


Model : Anna Matthea
Dresses : Sinister
Clothing : Nadine Stephan

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Results workshops Studio76 Eersel

Today some of the results from the workshops I did with Nadine at Studio76 in Eersel.
Some images you saw before in some tips by the way.

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Move around your light

One of the best tips I can give people is “move around your light”
Every time I show this very simple technique during workshops there is always a group of students that is literally totally surprised by the effects you can create by just moving around your model. What you are actually doing is the same as moving around your light source, but when you combine it with a wall against which the model is posing you can get some stunning effects very fast.


In this setup I’m using one strobe aimed at my model.
In the first shot you see it shot from the front.

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