Solo Shoot 3 Gemma

I went to school with Gemma so we have been friends a long time. I’ve seen Gemma get into competitive fitness modelling and have several successes. Thankfully our calendars and location aligned while Gemma was down in London for a competition.

I wanted to work on the coloured edge lighting setups as well as the very complicated and difficult to get right coloured fill and key.

Gear wise my 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 are very much my go to portrait lenses and every shot shared here was with the 50mm f1.4

Settings for all shots are iso 100, f5.6, 1/125 exposure, lighting was all pixapro lighting.

This shoot was not without its problems, My lighting case literally fell to pieces so I hurt my back carrying my gear up several flights of stairs to the studio. Suffice to say that case is now in the bin and I’ve since invested in a very sturdy pelican case for my lighting gear.

 Quite happy with how these turned out the lights are pretty much on the money, skin work could possibly do with a little more work but pretty happy with these.

Quite happy with how these turned out the lights are pretty much on the money, skin work could possibly do with a little more work but pretty happy with these.

 Gemma posing skills were great you could tell shes modelled quite alot and competed.

Gemma posing skills were great you could tell shes modelled quite alot and competed.

 This setup is always difficult, its hard to get the shadow fall-off that you need from the key, next time I try this I’m going to try a trick with duct tape that will hopefully get me there.

This setup is always difficult, its hard to get the shadow fall-off that you need from the key, next time I try this I’m going to try a trick with duct tape that will hopefully get me there.

 Quite happy with the background intensities in this one but something I need to work on in future.

Quite happy with the background intensities in this one but something I need to work on in future.

 This is a lighting setup of my own I’ve been working on. I’m quite pleased with it but thing that it could perhaps do with a burst of pink in the background.

This is a lighting setup of my own I’ve been working on. I’m quite pleased with it but thing that it could perhaps do with a burst of pink in the background.

 Love the way that the wind machine caught Gemma’s hair in this one.

Love the way that the wind machine caught Gemma’s hair in this one.