Monday, February 25, 2008

Light. Lots of Light.

I've been planning this portrait for about a month, so I was really happy the day finally came to shoot the image.
I brought a whole lot of extra gear that I don't normally use on a shoot. Namely, that extra gear was a giant boom and large octabox. I knew that I would be shooting the group of five straight on, and I needed to get a large light source directly in front of and above the team members. So I used the boom and octabox.

There were two rim lights behind the team at 45-degree angles to add definition. I used a fourth light to light the basket.

But here's where I need your help: Which crop do you prefer?

6 comments:

Marvin Halelamien said...

I like the second one better because it's tighter and the background hoop is more prominent. Nice job lighting.

Brandon Kruse said...

Dude, that first one is a really, really good portrait. Well done, your best work yet, bare none. I like it looser, the body language of the guys crouching add a lot.

andrea said...

yeah. number one is definitely my choice also. it feels more natural. your ability to plan these lighting set ups impresses me, yo.

Morgan said...

first one like how the lit floor frames the bottom :) nice man

Jarrett Baker said...

This is the most comments I've gotten on one post. Thanks for your thoughts! I really like the first one too.

Jeronimo Nisa said...

first one, definitely.