I had the pleasure of working with my very first model, my wife, Marina Foord. I also had the pleasure of meeting and working with the very talented hair stylist Karla Serrano. For this shoot I placed the Elinchrom BRX (B&H) with a beauty dish (B&H) and grid (B&H) up high, pointing down at a 45 degree angle in front and left of camera.
To get the smoke behind Marina, I used another strobe and aimed it at her back. Then I had Karla direct the fog machine so the smoke wound up behind Marina, but in front of the strobe.
Camera settings: 1/200, F/9, ISO: 100
Retouched in Photoshop CC. Plug-ins used were Nik Color EFX and Alien Skin Exposure 5
Your camera takes great pictures! A phrase all photographers loathe. We know you mean well and are paying us a compliment, but its the photographer and his team who make great photos, the camera is simply a tool. That doesn’t mean that the camera isn’t important, because it is, very important! You just have to learn to use it.
Thanks to Evolution Martial Arts for letting me invade their Octagon and photograph some of their fighters. For this set-up I used 3 strobes. 2 in the back for rim light with a reflector and grid. The main key light was an Elinchrom BRX 500 with an octabox.
I used Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC along with NIK software and Alienskin plugins.