Behind the scenes portraiture: Shooting colorful portraits with Elaine Torres

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posted Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM EDT

 
 

Photographer and educator Elaine Torres has recently been working with the DIGIBEE 800 light by Paul C Buff. With the light, Torres shows us her go-to lighting setup when doing creative portraits. In total, for her lighting she uses a DIGIBEE 800, ALIENBEE 800, 22-inch silver beauty dish and 8.5-inch high output reflector bowl. Her camera of choice is the Canon 5D Mark III and the lens is a 24-70mm f/2.8.

The DIGIBEE 800 is a distinct light because it has the ability to shoot as a strobe or as a continuous light source. Torres does a great job of not only sharing her camera settings, but breaking down her lighting setup and explaining the choices she's making with the gear, background and the model.

(Via Elaine Torres