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Zeb, the Male Model, is Photographed in Studio

by dav.d

Sometimes (often) you just have to practice your craft. This week a number of photographers assembled at a studio in downtown Salt Lake City and Zeb volunteered to be our model. It seems that most time the models are female so it is fun when things change up and we have a male model. You can get a bit more edgy in your lighting and you probably won’t need make up. Although, maybe makeup would take a photo shoot to the next level.

Zeb in a white shirt models for the strobist group

Zeb in a white shirt models for the strobist group

The purpose of the photo shoot is to practice using studio lighting. We started with one light and even got up to two or three lights. There is a lot you can do with minimal lighting.

Zeb in a white shirt models for the strobist group

Zeb in a white shirt models for the strobist group

Sports portraits like the following almost demand edgy lighting. You put a light on each side of the model and then one light in front to put some light on the face.

Zeb models in a soccer jersey and soccer ball

Zeb models in a soccer jersey and soccer ball

The following is one of my favorite light setups. You can create the illusion you are in a stadium or in a concert.

Creating stadium lighting in studio for a soccer portrait

Creating stadium lighting in studio for a soccer portrait

And then we played with the strobe and a spray bottle of water and I think we added some glycerine. It can help create what looks like beads of sweat on an athlete. Great for shirtless portraits.

Spray bottle of water in studio

Spray bottle of water in studio

Ties are the enemy for shirtless models

Ties are the enemy for shirtless models

Zeb modeling in studio

Zeb modeling in studio

Shirtless with a scarf

Shirtless with a scarf

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