As I mentioned the other day, here’s a more complete set from the Japanese-style white face photoshoot. I don’t know exactly what this is called – it’s similar to both geisha and kabuki theater but I don’t think this style quite fits either correctly. We shot in the unused presidential suite of a Taipei hotel which made for a slightly different location than normal. I went into the shoot aiming for this type of image, inspired by a scene in the movie Baraka. There were a few other shots I grabbed throughout the session in different styles, although with the same model, dress and makeup.
Lighting was a pretty simple 3 light setup. In a previous post I mentioned that I was working with some new lighting modifiers that had been sent to me by the lovely people at Rogue Imaging. I used 2 of their modifiers for this shoot, both on lights to camera right. Positioned behind the model at 45° was a Rogue Grid to give a kind of rim light, and in front, also at 45° I used a Rogue Softbox for fill light. These 2 lights were both the new Phottix Mitros +. I’ve been testing a pair for Phottix for a few months now and love what they are capable of, with all the goodness of the Mitros as well as inbuilt wireless radio triggering system that’s compatible with a range of triggers and master speedlights. The Canon version should be available in stores this month. Lastly, to camera left at 45° was a standard Phottix Mitros attached to a Phottix Odin receiver and housed inside an EasyUp umbrella softbox. Click on any of the images for larger versions.