Hello everyone, Matt Doheny her coming to you from the heart of downtown Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know me I’m a portrait/fashion photographer and today I wanted to give you a little insight on how I got the shot.
So if you follow me on instagram, @dohenyphoto, you may have noticed I started posting some lighting diagrams with my images. I wanted to give a little insight for anyone who wanted to recreate my lighting set ups. For this shot I used two lights and a V-flat. For my key light I used my Profoto 5’ Ocatabox. This is one of my favorite tools to use cause I’m able to get a nice soft light that wraps around subject quite nicely. I then added a V-flat camera left to fill in the shadows with the ambient light from the key light. Then I added my hair light above my model with a red gel to give it some mood. Ambient light from the hair light is also falling into the V-flat, filling in a little of the shadow areas on our model. The background was created in post. I shot my subject of a gray background and then cut her out. Once she was cut out I create a solid color layer and added a gradient that rises the luminosity with mimicked a spot light on the background.
Now any time is share images with people they always ask what camera I’m using so I don’t want to disappoint. I’m a Canon guy. I shoot on a Canon 5Dmark 3 with the Canon 24mm-70mm L F/2.8 lens. This set up is my usual got to due to the flexibility I have with the zoom lens.
I hope you enjoyed and if you have any questions you know where to find me.