• RPS Studio 20 x 28 Softbox
  • Pocket Wizard
  • RPS Studio Monolight with Barndoors and PocketWizard
  • RPS Studio Monolight with Barndoors and PocketWizard
  • Seamless Paper: Snow White
  • Gaffers Tape
  • About 8' from ceiling to Floor
  • Posing Stool, or model about 6' from B/G

Studio In The RAW: High Key Set-up

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Yup, welcome to my elaborate Studio...errrr Garage!!! This is how I lit Nikki and Jesi for their High Key shoots, any questions?

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  1. Illusive Photography 60 months ago | reply

    @Onelog Photography: I needed some full-length shots of Jesika, otherwise I would have used the "Shoot-Thru" Muslin method, and you're welcome ;-)

    Thom - Garage/Studios can be fun, but also restrictive due to shooting angles and low ceilings.

  2. {John T} 60 months ago | reply

    You have no idea how much this helped me. Thanks alot Alan.

  3. Illusive Photography 60 months ago | reply

    iDrifter - Cost for ? All the gear?

  4. iDrifter 60 months ago | reply

    Yes, except the garage. I have some light modifiers and those where expensive. I would love to have a set-up like yours but I am a hobbyist and on a tight budget. Over time I'll get a soft box and build my own reflectors.
    The question is rhetorical but you have given me an idea of what is needed. Thanks.

  5. Illusive Photography 60 months ago | reply

    iDrifter - It's a good question. Here as a link for the equipment - www.canogacamera.com/detail.aspx?ID=48988.

    Aside from the Pocket Wizard, RPS includes their own Wireless Triggering Device. The SoftBox is $65 - www.canogacamera.com/detail.aspx?ID=41554. So for $600 you get a lot of equipment. Just know it is cheap plastic and after a year of abuse, things are starting to break.

  6. Onelog Photography 60 months ago | reply

    @iDrifter - check out www.jensenbest.com/product_p/23201.htm as well, it's what I've used on mine, no backdrop stand, but the rest is pretty comparable.

  7. Illusive Photography 60 months ago | reply

    Onelog - That's a very nice deal, too.

  8. gabrielbriano 60 months ago | reply

    I've always liked your equipment choices. Enjoying seeing your studio develop.

  9. macchiato73 [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

    I love your studio! would like to have mine someday.

  10. KlausGoschke 53 months ago | reply

    Falsche Lizenz.

    © Getty Images

    Vorsicht an alle Nutzer.

  11. Robert Nellums 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful setup. Where do you get the paper and what size is it?

  12. HankPaccino 50 months ago | reply

    awesome Alan, thanks for sharing this stuff. This helps a loooottt ! :D

  13. thomasewer 46 months ago | reply

    I've used this photo for my blog, Modeling For Kids, in my article How To Work With Clients Thanks!


  14. Illusive Photography 46 months ago | reply

    I appreciate the heads-up.

  15. Reflectme Photography 45 months ago | reply

    Excellent Allan, thx for the post!

  16. Tiffany Joyce 43 months ago | reply

    Great photo! We've chosen to include it in our article publishing on Beyond Megapixels on 8/17, on learning lighting. Check out beyondmegapixels.com, and thanks for sharing with Creative Commons! Rest assured we have credited your work.

  17. Illusive Photography 43 months ago | reply

    Thanks for letting me, I appreciate and I enjoyed perusing your photostream.

  18. Troy Parry [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    Is there some reason why you put the back strobes so close to the backdrop? Surely you'll get dark circles in the corner for full length shots.

  19. Illusive Photography 32 months ago | reply

    You are correct, Troy. This is used for 3/4 length shots. This was done with "CHEAP" studio strobes and the barn doors don't flag that well.

  20. Troy Parry [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    Ah ok. Well I use Jinbei EC300 (250W) strobes @ 1/2 power at a much further distance, and get perfect white backdrop for full body (standard reflectors, no barn doors). I guess your strobe power is much lower.

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