Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography

In today’s video I am going to discuss what a Fresnel is, and how it shapes light. Long a staple of the film industry, a Fresnel a great choice the next time you want to create hard light that resembles sunlight, yet is more forgiving – making it the perfect choice for a beauty photoshoot.

00:00 Introduction
01:47 Mole-Richardson 407
03:12 Bowens 200mm Fresnel
05:58 Nanlite FL-20G
09:00 Conclusions

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Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography
Lit with an Elinchrom ELC 500 and a Nanlite FL-20G Fresnel

Studio Titan Camera Stand STA-01-360 MK2

Rolling Stand

Studio Titan America Camera Stand Portable Side Kick 3-section STA-06-093 Full Option Kit

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-EL Series Light Meter for Elinchrom EL Skyport System

Camera Gear:

Canon EOS R5

Canon BG-R10Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

Lighting Gear:

Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight

Elinchrom ONE

Nanlite FL-20G

Elinchrom Speedring to Bowens Mount Converter Adapter Ring

Elinchrom Rotalux Stripbox 35x90cm

Nanlite FS-300 AC LED Monolight

This video was shot with a

Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon EOS R5

Canon BG-R10

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

and lit with a

Nanlite Forza 720 LED Spot Light

Music: Evolution and Going Higher by Bensound http://bensound.com/

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