Emily Moore's picture

Purple Haze

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

I process them myself using Lightroom and Photoshop.


great capture

Thank you!

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

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

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

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


Thank you, Hector!

This has such a timeless look!

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


Thank you! :)

Amazing lighting, and beautiful retouching. 5 stars!

Thanks, Jack! Glad you like it. It was a lot of fun to create.

Excellent 😍

Beautiful photo. Great use of color and contol of your lighting.

Thank you!

Great Light!

Thanks, Henry!

Do you mind sharing details on the snoot/gobo? I've wanted to play with focusable light like this, but haven't found the right gear (especially not on the strobe side of things).

It's tough to find. I'm not 100 percent happy with what I have, but this is the optical snoot: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8m5h4bwijfz80bg/AAArudEXLHgel8_WY5Kox4VIa?dl=0. It's Bowens mount. I agree with one of the reviews that says it can create fringing. It doesn't focus all that well. It comes with gobos, but this is actually one of the magmod gobos. I cut it down (was able to cut with scissors) to fit in the metal tray that comes with the optical snoot.


Thanks, Iain!