Projecting patterns on your subjects and backgrounds with an optical snoot can be a fun way to boost your creativity and freshen your feed!
You never know where you’re going to find the inspiration for your next photoshoot, so it’s always best to keep your eyes peeled and your mind open.
Over time, I have seen many images where a pattern is projected onto someone’s face, and I’ve always struggled to simulate this type of lighting. My attempts usually resulted in poorly defined shapes and not the sort of razor-sharp edges I was expecting.
Adapting the look of LED or Fluorescent tube backgrounds for still photography with a DIY approach using softboxes, a v-flat, a knife and three Profoto lights.
Jefferson’s high cheek bones and dazzling hazel eyes are makes striking close ups a piece of cake. I lit the image above with a 60″ Photek Softlighter II Umbrella (review) and then edged out west with a 3′ Profoto RFI Octabox.