L’Oreal Academy shoot, how it was lit…

A few posts back I posted some behind the scenes photos from a shoot we did at the L’Oreal Academy, in Oslo. Here are two of the final images and some short info on how everything was lit.

The model was styled in the image of Birgitte Bardot, which was one of last years inspirations to the L’Oreal Collection. Below are two of the final images. Birgitte was a strong and independent woman, something we wanted to shine through in our images.

 Jon Rune Trengereid

Jon Rune Trengereid

The models view looked like this. Have you ever tried the Profoto XL umbrella? 

Jon rune Trengereid

We had some concerns about how the light spread would be on this location; low ceiling and shiny back wall. I couldn’t do anything about the ceiling, but decided to use the back wall to my advantage. The reflective surface gave me a free “spot” on the back wall. The vignetting is all natural and thanks to the large Profoto XL umbrella.

The main light was the Profoto white beautydish. I chose this rather than the silver one because of the 65° light spread compared to the 26° of the silver one. I knew I had to put the light fairly close to our model and needed as much spread as possible(without lighting up the whole room). The beautydish had an energy output of f/4,5 and lit up the face and upper body. The Profoto XL umbrella worked as a fill light and was set to f/4, just half a stop under the the main light, softening out shadows and evening out the light.

From behind the model, two Profoto 1×1,3′ softboxes creates an even and soft rimlight. These strobes were set to f/6,3. 1/3 of a stop brighter than the exposure. The right-hand side softbox was pointed slightly upwards, and lef-thand side slightly downwards. 

All light sources used on this shoot was powered by Profoto D1 500ws Air‘s.

Jon Rune Trengereid LightingSetup

Thanks for reading.

 

-jr-

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BTS at the L’Oreal Academy

Behind the scenes from my latest job with L’Oreal.
It was a fun day as always, even though I was dead tired after a 14 hour workday.
A couple of times each year L’Oreal hosts a “training camp” for hair professionals who want to get certified within the L’Oreal color system. The week ends with a large shoot that puts the students and their newly acquired knowledge to the test.

Final results in a later post with a tutorial on how the shoot was done 🙂

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-jr-