Light Tent for Sarah's World Wedding Session @IKONIX
I wanted to build a surrealistic blown out white for the wedding session shoot with Miss Sarah Jean. Taking a lesson from the light tents that are commonly used in product photography, I built this tent in the IKONIX studio. I used white seamless paper on the back side, and three sides are draped with white muslin. The framework was constructed of c-stands holding 10 foot length of 3/4 PVC pipe. The pipe was attached to the c-stands via cam clamps and super clamps. Previously I tested this concept in my home studio, and it worked, But the ceiling was too low in my basement to carry out this sequence there. In the top frame, you'll note I used three Profoto monolights to illuminate the area, with the side lights being bare bulb. For the actual shoot I used bounce umbrellas at the sides (see bottom pane). In the case of this lighting scenario, I needed a modifier that would throw light everywhere, and umbrellas are good for that use. Note that I feathered them downward. The beauty dish in the top photo was not used.
The floor of the tent was covered with white muslin as well. And for shooting, I just got inside the tent with Sarah, and off we went. Chad helped with reflector holding etc.
In retrospect, I should have added a "roof" of muslin as well.