In this episode of 'Flash lighting to create the shot', our marketing manager, Anthony Romano, planned to use Grids on both of our foldable Beauty Dishes for a fashion portrait session with model Teck, but sometimes things change. See how he created some vibrant looks with a two-lamp setup.
What is a Beauty Dish?
A Beauty Dish creates a more directed light and eliminates a large amount of spill light. The parabolic shape means the light never falls directly on the model or object. You get a nice depth effect with good contrast, which is lovely for fashion or sports portraits. There is a difference between silver and white Beauty Dish; silver gives more sharpness and contrast than white. Especially for sports portraits, you can make the muscle mass stand out well in the photo.
We start with a photo session to create several different looks with white and silver Beauty Dishes. The following steps:
1. Beauty Dish – No inserts
2. with inner light blocker
3. with inner light blocker and diffusion fabric
4. with inner light blocker, diffusion fabric, and grid
24″ Foldable Silver Beauty Dish – No inserts | with inner light blocker | with internal light blocker and diffusion fabric | with internal light blocker, diffusion fabric, and grid
Final Images with Silver Beauty Dish
24″ Foldable Silver Beauty Dish | ISO 100 | Aperture f/9.0 | SS 1/250 sec.
Final images with white Beauty Dish
24″ Foldable White Beauty Dish | ISO 100 | Aperture f/6.3 | SS 1/250 sec.
Behind the scenes setups
- LINK 800Ws flash unit
- Foldable White Beauty Dish
- Beauty Dish Standard Reflector
- Color Gel Domes
- Combination Boom Stand
Now we want to see what you can create; follow us on Instagram at @flitsenflash, and if there's a particular lighting technique that you're interested in learning more about, leave us a suggestion in the comments below.
What we would like to see from you
• (1) Behind-the-scenes image showing your setup
• (1) Final image