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Behind the Scenes of a Medusa Halloween Photoshoot

Halloween might not be my favorite "holiday", but it does bring with it some fantastic photoshoots. In this video, watch as Lindsay Adler creates some stunning Medusa-themed portraits using LEDs.

I feel as if I have been following Adler from afar for over a decade and her work has only improved in that time. This shoot is stunning, from styling to lighting, and the final images are portfolio-worthy for any photographer. The model is also incredible. However, what I love about this shoot is a little further removed.

In the last few years, my direction with my portraiture has gone a way many would likely criticize. While I use strobe lighting for most corporate shoots, any shoot where I am using styling or it's a more editorial feel, I opt for multiple LEDs. The power, control, and RGB elements of LED lighting have transformed it from video-only to a powerful tool for photographers too.

In this video, Lindsay Adler uses 5 Nanlite Pavotubes to create punchy, colorful, and memorable lighting on her model. I have a number of LED lights I reach for, most of them Aputure, but tube lights are still on my wishlist. This video is the perfect demonstration of what can be achieved with the right setup and styling, using only LEDs for light.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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It appears noted photographers are pimping products. Nothing new of course. But it brings into question as to the quality and motives of photographers pimping products. I get it. We all need to make a buck. More often than not. A money slide starts, then, the product owns you. So go for Lindsey. The lines of art and products becomes blurred.

Agreed 100%. Also note the link in the article, which goes to bh photo, with the url and its kbid, which if you google, is an affiliate ID, which im sure you can guess who that ID goes to? Really, a win win for everybody, except us dear readers :)