Emily Moore's picture

Purple Haze

January 11, 2021

I shot this on a whim, but ended up liking the results!

This is four lights. An optical snoot with a spotted globe gobo provides the pattern. There is a gridded blue fill light (reflector) to color the shadows on the face blue, a purple-gelled light in 33" silver umbrella camera right and behind to add a kiss of light to the back of the hat and shoulders, and a purple light on a black seamless backdrop.

85mm · f/5.6 · 1/50s · ISO 100
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Vijay Mewada's picture

Do you process your image yourself or take external help. Thanks.

Emily Moore's picture

I process them myself using Lightroom and Photoshop.

gregurbano's picture

great capture

David Bicho's picture

Light is beautiful, model and make-up is stunning, the mix of flowing stripes and "straight" dots is perfect. Lovely image.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks so much! Really appreciate your kind words. :)

Dave McDermott's picture

Very nice. It's the gobo effect that really makes this interesting.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks! Agreed entirely. I also took some shots with other gobos, and it really changes the look of the whole image.

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Emily Moore's picture

Thank you, Hector!

Dilyana Hezhaz's picture

This has such a timeless look!

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks! I do love the hat. I think it has a timeless feel.

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Jack Loughran's picture

Amazing lighting, and beautiful retouching. 5 stars!