Welcome & Please Read Me

This group has been setup so you can can showcase your studio images. You can ask for critiques on your image lighting techniques or even query/share lighting techniques that are used in the studio environment.

This group also encourages discussions regarding studio equipment and the pro & cons of the various lighting equipment and...

What makes the quality of daylight, daylight?

Hi all,

I'd like to talk about how there is always a certain something that allows the viewer to know this was shot under studio lights rather than by window light. Whether it's the highlights, or the intensity of a reflection on a plate or shiny piece of food or the depth of the shadows - there is always something that gives it away -...

Cold.....n Wet

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @lebedeva.polina.lp @ks_models_atyrau
Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/11, Shutter: 1/320s
Lighting: Profoto Profoto USA D2 with 5' octabox and B1x with 3' octabox
Edited on EIZO
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Anel

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: Anel @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: none, natural look

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter: 1/200s

Lighting: single Profoto D2 with zoom reflector

www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com
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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

The start of 2019 was so crazy I didn't have an opportunity to shoot for over 6 months. When plans were cancelled I decided to fill the gap with a last minute photo shoot. I decided to give Ayesha a call to see if she was free the next weekend and to my surprise she said yes. We were on! This super simple shot was back to my favorite single...

Aidana

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @aidana.ksm @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: Makeup_zhanna_atyrau

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 80 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/10, Shutter: 1/320s

Lighting: Profoto D2 Beauty Dish and B1X with 2x3' softbox

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Side to side

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @eleonoraflaum

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/8, Shutter: 1/160s

Lighting: Profoto D2 with 3' octabox

www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com

Ingvill

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @ingvillmcgillivraybirnie
Styling: @ingvillmcgillivraybirnie

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 80 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter: 1/250s

Lighting: Profoto Profoto USA D2 with 5' octabox

www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com...

Gulzhanat

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @gulzhanatsaidovav @ks_models_atyrau
Styling: @eleonora_sultan

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter: 1/320s

Lighting: Profoto D2 with zoom reflector

Edited on EIZO

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Guy

From one of my portrait studio sessions.
Used the GFX50R Medium Format
109.3mm · f/5.6 · 1/160s · ISO 100
With 3 profoto strobes with diffuser umbrellas

Feel me by Valentina

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @valentina.lyuche @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: none, natural look

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/11, Shutter: 1/400s
Lighting: Profoto D2 with 5' octabox and B1x with 3' octabox

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Nargiza - Only one drop please

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @rafihovna_nargiza @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: none, natural wet look

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter: 1/200s
Lighting: Profoto Profoto USA D2 bare bulb with zoom reflector

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Polina

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @lebedeva.polina.lp @ks_models_atyrau

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/11, Shutter: 1/160s
Lighting: Profoto Profoto USA D2 with 5' octabox and B1x with 3' octabox

www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com...

Shynar

Model: @shynar_akkalieva
Agency @ks_models_atyrau
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
HMUA: @makeup_zhanna_atyrau
www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com

Naomi

Ghana beauty model @naomi_zibor from model agency @KS_Models_Atyrau HMUA: @beatris_centerkrasoty. Clam shell lighting using a Profoto D2 with 3X2' softbox and B1X with beauty dish with grid. Camera: Hasselblad H6d50c Lens: HC 150mm f/8.0 @1/320 Edited on @EIZO

Portrait Lighting With A 2m Parabolic Umbrella

I'll just keep posting till others start to join in! LOL

I had been shooting portraits for years and I used to use a beauty dish to the right, a soft box to the left and a hair light behind to the right, up high and angled down.

I started playing with a different setup recently and started to use a 2m parabolic umbrella on a boom...