//Here is a selection from our recent shoot with the stunning Natasha Kalashnikova. Such great fun to work with Natasha again, she’s so versatile and creative and has a fantastic wardrobe!
For these shots I really wanted to make use of simple studio light set-ups, so with the first batch I used two 66cm softboxes stacked horizontally and shot through an opening in the middle. This really wraps lovely soft light around the subject yet giving a nice soft contrast and subtle fall-off.
With the natural light shot in the middle, Natasha was sat on the windowsil of our large windows and was wrapped in this gorgeous (yet intense) sunlight, giving an almost halo-like effect. Metering was quite difficult as I didn’t want to totally blow out the background, so opted for a white-sided reflector to balance the exposure.
Finally, the last set were shot using a simple 16cm reflector on a f400w head set about 12 feet from Natasha. This gives a nice defined shadow and contrast without blowing out any part of the picture. There’s a little need to play around with the positioning of the light to influence where the shadow is but that adds to the fun and creativity!
Let me know if you have any questions or would like to add your favourite simple light set-ups! I’d love to hear about them!//