I didn’t really change my lighting ideas for fanzine that much after doing a possible lighting for this project; I had done three shoots for fanzine and created a lighting diagram for each one even though they ere near enough the same for each shoot. So for my lighting I decided to go with a simple lighting setup, I thought I didn’t want to over expose my products and models too much so I went simple but effective.
These are my lighting diagrams that I created from each shoot; the first two are the diagrams that I made from the shoots I did with the perfume and makeup products I shot whereas the last diagram is the one I created when I shot with my models. For each shoot I used all the same type of lights (RX300) and the same type of soft boxes well. In the second and third diagrams I did change my background colours so I shot on both black and white backgrounds.
- 2x RX300 lights
- 2x lighting stands
- 3x soft boxes
- 3x poly boards
- 50 mm lense
- 18-55mm kit lense
- QP card
- flash meter
- 2x boxes for products to go on
- coloured paper, marble type paper
- artificial flowers
- white lace
- acrylic jewels
- I started to make sure that all the lights were set up, on the stands and on the right settings so that my products and my models wouldn’t be over exposed.
- I had to test the lights with a flash meter to check that the settings were right and if they weren’t then I had to change them. And then once everything had been sorted and tested I could get on with my shoot.