Portrait of a Drift Driver

cars (1)Recently I’ve been testing the 150 Watt Second Flashpoint 320M Monolight Kit with 9.5-foot Black Light Stand and 24×36-inch softbox in my home studio, using it to create one-light portraits. Why create a single light portrait? Why not?

Courtney is a model and an automobile enthusiast who drives a drift car (a Nissan 240SX aka Silvia to JDM enthusiasts) and posed in her Morgan’s and Philip’s T-shirt in my home studio against a Focus Gray Savage seamless paper background.

The portrait was lit using a single 320M Flashpoint II monolight with a 36 x 36-inch softbox mounted on it. The light was placed at camera right and as close as possible to the subject without  encroaching into the frame. Camera used was a Canon EOS 50D with EF 28-135mm IS lens (set at 80mm) with an exposure of 1/125 sec at f/18 at