Today I’m going to break down how I lit this shoot for Jazz Banks. Jazz Banks was a fashion design finalist at university, and she had the most incredible printed collection. I shot her look book, and it is one of my favourite shoots.
This is a fairly straightforward 3 light set up, and the only change is when I moved closer to shoot close up portraits. I shot against a 2.72m width Colorama in 'Carnation', which provided a bold, complimentary colour background.
I used three Bowens lights for this shoot. I had two strip soft box modifiers pointing at 45 degrees towards the background. They were positioned either side of the model, with the model standing just in front of the lights. A large square softbox was set up pointing at the model just to the right of me.
I also took some close up portraits, and for that I simply moved myself and the softbox closer to the model. As an aside, if you ever want to know how a photoshoot is lit, look for reflections in the model's eyes (or sunglasses in this case).
I love this lighting set up for colourful shoots as is creates some degree of contrast, gives the photos a 'shiny' look and it also creates an in-camera vignette.