Inspired by a photography blog somewhere, I’ve been working on perfecting my high-key studio set – expanding to be able to do full length / full body portraits.
I’ve never really liked the seamless paper rolls — specifically, I’ve never liked having my subjects stand on them. They get dirty, they tear, and I generally don’t care for the shadows. I read somewhere recently about using a reflective material for the “floor” of the set. Tried it out last night, and it works great!
A few of Conner in “geek” attire, as he put it:
And a couple in BDUs:
And a few of Cat:
The setup is pretty simple: white seamless paper tucked under a 4×8 sheet of “Thrifty White Tileboard” from Home Depot. Background is lit with a pair of studio heads at about 1/2 power. Key light is a Nikon SB800 in a Bowens beauty dish reflector. Shot with Nikon D2x / 24-70 f/2.8 combo. Had to set it up on my driveway to get the height necessary for standing full-length portraits. (Please pay no attention to the messy garage):
I’m diggin’ the look and have great plans in store for this setup!
Thanks for dropping by!