Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Beauty Dish


I bought the Profoto AcuteB power pack and head for location work and as a bonus (40th anniversary of Profoto) I got $1000 worth of light modifiers. I chose their Softlight beauty dish with a grid and a 1x3 strip softbox.

This is my first experiment with the new modifiers. The dish is camera left in approximately a 45/45 position and very close. I'm using the 1x3 strip camera right and slightly behind. There's a little shine from the dish and the strip probably should have been a little weaker, but the effect is pretty nice.

It almost makes me look three dimensional.

There are no adjustments to the image - this is right out of the camera except for the crop. This is also the first time I used the custom WB feature, using a gray card to customize white balance in the D3.

D3, Nikkor 105mm f/2, 1/100 @ f8, ISO 200

1 comment:

Preston said...

Very nice shot, Ray. And congrats on the equipment - looks like you're already making the most of it :)