A few months ago Fstoppers teamed up with Peter Hurley to produce the 6 hour tutorial Illuminating The Face which covered all of the intricacies of lighting a person's face in a studio environment. Thanks to Profoto, today we are releasing an additional chapter for free.
In Illuminating The Face Peter wanted to teach the viewer about all of the different types of lighting styles and modifiers available today. Since Peter would constantly be changing modifiers, we decided to use only one lighting brand because we didn't want to have to deal with multiple speedrings and mounts. We also wanted to show the effects of each light modifier in real time, and Profoto heads were perfect for that since they also have proportional modeling lamps. As many of you know Peter uses Kino Flo panels for his headshots but he uses Profoto gear for his strobe lighting needs.
We flew up to New York with some of our Profoto gear and combined it with Peter's but we still needed more. We approached B&H and they were kind enough to supply us with every other piece of gear that we needed to film the tutorial.
Thousands of people have now watched Illuminating The Face and eventually the people over at Profoto saw it as well. A few months ago they approached us and asked if we could make a follow up chapter to our tutorial that would take the knowledge learned in Illuminating The Face outside and light subjects on location with their new battery powered B1 strobes.
Peter Hurley set up 2 incredible shoots with 2 celebrities who will be starring in major movies coming out in the next few months. To watch this 40 minute chapter completely for free, head over to Profoto's landing page here.