In these shots you can see our model Anna Matthea between two walls……. you say what?
In our studio we use different kind of backgrounds, mostly the studio walls are painted in special structures and colors to function as backgrounds, but we also have several “movable” walls. In this shot we used two of these walls in a very steep angle and let Anna Matthea pose between them.
Lighting setup was very simple…. just a single 100W lightbulb, nothing more.
After this we added striplight in the back with just the modeling light for this effect.
For the next look we let the strobe actually fire.
Everything was still setup for the lightbulb above the model, so the strobe actually overpowers everything, but because it was wedged between a very tight area it gives a very nice wraparound effect as you can see here.
Being creative within a photoshoot will always lift your images from “standard” to “wow” or at least “closer to wow”, now you can be creative with just light, clothing or makeup/hair etc, but never forget the power of the set, in this case the angled walls really add something unique to this photo and give the model a great way to pose.
For much more creative ideas, techniques and MUCH MUCH more check out my book “Mastering the model shoot” or one of our instructional videos.