Blakely is one of my favorite models from Chicago. We’ve worked a number of times for Discovery Clothing and had talked about doing something different in my home studio. We wanted something moody with some contrast and sass. I’ve also been slowly been testing out the Fuji X system, which is beginning to take the place of all my Nikon gear. It’s an exceptional system and can’t say enough about it. My main concern was it wouldn’t have the “full-frame” feel, but considering I never shoot below f4, I have not seen a difference! I’ll be updating some of my experiences as I update more.
For those interested, here is my lighting diagram. I used an Elinchrom Ranger head with a parabolic umbrella on a boom directly behind camera as well as another head matched with a beauty dish and grid placed in the center of the umbrella.