Archives For hagadone

roger hagadone's photo lighting for polygamist on guess the lighting blog

ted sabarese photo lighting diagram for roger hagadone on guess the lighting

copyright, Roger Hagadone.

Roger’s naughty polygamist, as I like to call her, is a striking image that takes you a bit by surprise as you look from top to bottom. It was created with 5 lights

Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark iii with 50mm lens, set on a tripod 10 feet back. Shot at 1/125, f8, ISO 100.

Lighting: The key light is a white beauty dish at f8 boomed high above camera and angled downward. A large octabank at f4 (-2 stops) positioned behind Roger serves as fill. Two small strip lights, both at f16 (+2 stops), are behind the model to camera left and right. They’re slightly above head height and create the hard highlights on the sides of her face and shoulders. A small softbox at f11 1/2 (+1.5 stops) sits low and behind the model, aimed at the back wall to create the glow.

Comments: It was tough for Roger to find actual polygamists who were willing to pose in such a way for the camera. He ended up settling on this model who, though not one of a posse of wives, did date a classmate and his father, simultaneously, senior year in high school.