Hi and welcome back.
In preparation for a large headshot project, I ran a test shoot of a look the client asked for after a regular headshot sitting.
Here’s the behind-the-scenes shot:
Main light: Profoto Strobe, Elinchrom 39×39 Softbox, Pocket Wizard Plus II
Reflector: Lastolite Triflector with one side not used
Hair light: SB800, Lastolite 24×24 Ezybox, Pocket Wizard Flex TT5
Back light: SB900, Rogue Flashbender, Pocket Wizard Flex TT5
Camera: Nikon D3, Pocket Wizard Flex TT1 and AC3 Zone Controller
Not only was a test of a client-specific look, it was a test of the Pocket Wizard System.
I set my main light at F/10, which was fired by the Flex TT1. Then I set the back light and hair light with my AC3 Zone controller in Manual Mode. After getting my initial exposure set for the foreground, I used the zone controller to get the background gradient to taste then adjusted the hair light. I don’t like a lot of noticeable hair light, so for me having that adjustability for a blonde, to brunette, to a bald male makes all the difference in the final product.
Here’s a final shot:
The entire system worked perfectly and is a great example of Pocket Wizard integration with the older Plus II’s and the new Flex’s.
That’s it for now. Till next time, happy shooting!