Studio photography using flash lights, color gels & other studio equipment


Photo studio at the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University


Spring Term 2023


Sony A 7 III, FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

For the blue photos I worked with two separate flashlights. A red color gel was attached to one flash and a blue color gel to the other. Using the C-Stands and two flags, I bundled the red light into a narrow strip of light in Nina’s eye area, while the background glows a rich blue. It took a lot of dexterity, patience, and contortion to finally get this result.

To create the green photos, I had to use two C-Stands and an additional white paper roll to move the white background forward by a few meters. Then I placed a flashlight including a grid and orange color gel behind the paper. From the front, one of the beauty dishes made sure Nina was lit in rich green. It took me some time to determine a balanced setting for the strength of the two flashes and until Nina was perfectly aligned in the orange circle of light.


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