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A dramatic face

In my photographic experiments there is always this guy. I don't have a professional studio. i just setup my Godox ad200 and a single reflector in my room for these portrait shots.

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Nikon d800 Nikon 70-200 3x Speedlights Nikon SB910 Reflector Lastolite 37" Gold/Silver f4.5 1/125 ISO 100 MainLight 1/16 Kicker 1/32 Background 1/8

The new girl

Hello, the first two were made with a speedlight in a medium softbox front and top.

And combine it with two LED video lights on the sides with colored gels.

The other photo uses the same speedlight with the medium softbox front and top. but this time I moved it a little to the right of the camera.

Model: Thomas van Hassel

Model: Thomas van Hassel (Entra model / Talent Agancy)
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/1500
Aperture: F / 2.0
Iso: 200
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location Cafe de Vriend in Leiden.

In this photo we have used the light that enters the cafe through two doors...

Strobes vs. Continuous Light

I'm a rookie at portraits (this image was my second portrait attempt) with a limited budget for equipment. Currently I have 2 softboxes and 2 umbrellas that have CFL bulbs. I see that most folks are using strobes. What are the advantages of strobes vs. bulbs? How would they have changed this image taken with 2 softboxes? I appreciate the help...

The Power Of Connection

To me there is such a powerful connection between mother and the love of her child in this image and has instantly become one of my fav images that I have created.

Lighting is a single Godox 600w strobe with a 1.2m octagonal soft box.

Model: Glenn Cortebeeck

Model: Glenn Cortebeeck
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/750
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 320
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

With this photo the light enters the building via the right-hand side through a large window, the points of light in his eyes come through the...

Model: Chaveyo Zoest

Model: Chaveyo Zoest
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/500
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 500
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Playing with the curiosity of the viewer is the basis of my photos. This photo has for me everything that has to be in a picture, playing with the...

Model: Chaveyo Zoest

Model: Chaveyo Zoest
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/350
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 500
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Here you have a game where the model itself can influence how much light or how much shadow will appear in his face. He is standing on the dark side of...

HAPPY MOTHERS TO BE DAY

I thought I was the one being brave and moving out of my comfort zone with this subject matter. A colleague, friend and 8 months pregnant, Cindy was the brave individual in this context. She put herself at my disposal for this shot where I wanted to show off her true and powerful womanhood.
A message to the group and all photographers,...