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Hold That Elevator! | by rippo
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Hold That Elevator!

I shot this at Redondo Beach Harbor a few months ago. It was near the end of the shoot, and we were getting a little silly by this point. I first tried shooting the model in front of the closed doors, which looked ok. Then the doors unexpectedly opened, and people got out!


I realized that the shot looked better with the doors open, and instructed my hair stylist/second lighting assistant to get in the elevator for an edge light. We had to shoot while the door was open, and then the stylist would get taken to a different floor, and we'd wait and roll around with laughter until she got back. Fun!


Both lights are Nikon SB-28s. Main light is through a 43" shoot-through umbrella, camera right. Edge light in the elevator is probably through a Lumiquest Softbox III. Cybersyncs for trggering.


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me: 669734

model: 708915

hair stylist: 1317897

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Taken on September 28, 2009