Video demonstrates how to shoot fun Steampunk portraits using small strobe lighting


posted Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM EST


We got a good response to last week's gear piece on a Victorian era pocket watch camera that looks anachronistic enough to be considered Steampunk, so here's a video in a similar vein. It's a behind-the-scenes clip from photographer David Honl on how to light and photograph portraits of models dressed up like Steampunk characters.

As usual with Honl's how-to videos, this one features a mix of education and entertainment with professional actors playing several parts in the quirky plotline.

The video features Strobist-style lighting tips for how to produce creative effects using just small flash guns. In this case, it's several Nikon SB-900 flashes and basic lighting modifiers.

(Via ISO 1200)