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Studio portrait

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Profoto A1 has become a very welcome addition to my arsenal of light. So far, I have mostly used the two I own together with aProfoto B1 or a B2, on-camera or off-camera.

During Christmas at home, I tried a setup using only my two Profoto A1, and it worked just perfect. At least for close-up headshot portraits, and together with lighting modifiers that fits.

For these portraits, I used a Profoto Deep Umbrella silver Large and a modified copy of the RoundFlash ring flash adapter.

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I have a small photo studio and I struggle almost every time to make something more of the background. It can be a different paper roll, or a combination of two. Or some props, or maybe just shadows.

In my Facebook feed another photographer told me about a company called Gravity Backdrops that made affordable and hand painted canvas backgrounds. After visiting their page I thought about if that could be a welcome addition to my studio.

Hand painted and not too expensive…

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This is Dan Wollgers, a Swedish artist that I got the assignment to shoot some publicity portraits of recently. When the publishing house asked me, I instantly thought of a very simple and clean setup.

Using a large light source as my main light (camera right), and a smaller as fill (camera left) for more contrast in the shadows, it created a portrait that feels like a cover of Wired (which I like).

Behind The Scenes, and more…

Studio portrait of Swedish comic book artist, using 4 lights, beautydish as main

Recently I had the honor of photographing a very talented Swedish comic book artist named Kim W Andersson. Maybe not a worldwide celebrity, but well known in comic book circles. My assignment was to produce some studio portraits for the book publisher he is working for on an upcoming book. And this is how I did it.

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