Whether your new to lighting or you have been doing it for over 20 years, everybody started off in the same place and everybody made a bunch of mistakes. So if you’re just starting out and you do any of the things I’m about to talk about I’m not mentioning these things to make you feel bad and I’ve made all of these mistakes and occasionally I still make them.
To celebrate the launch of the new ELC 125 and ELC 500 compact studio strobes, Elinchrom gathered together six amazing photographers and challenged them to shoot the same model in the same studio using the new ELCs.Elinchrom’s new studio flashes add High Speed Sync (HSS) and TTL to the manufactures compact monolight plug-in-the wall line-up.
I am always searching for new ways to light my subjects, and with every shoot, I seek to perfect my technique. Recently I started using a Westcott ‘7 Parabolic Umbrella. After a few test shoots, I rolled out the umbrella for this headshot with teen female model Cosette Tomita. Using a giant softbox overhead to give Cosette’s hair a little kick and some overhead fill, I had the model strike several different poses, including this jumping shot below.