Torso Studies

Photo Post Jan 18, 2020

I didn't really plan these shots. I was working with a model in a blackout studio, experimenting with gobos and a spotlight. At one point, I was adjusting the light and my model turned to the side causing the hard spotlight to rake across her stomach. The hard, directional light really showed off just how fit she was, and I couldn't help but take a handful of bodyscapes before continuing.

Technical Details

These were shot with a single 600 watt second strobe at half power using an optical snoot, which is basically an attachment with a big focusing lens and a slot for inserting gobos. Gobos are basically stencils that can be used to shape the light. For these shots, there was no gobo inserted, and the bare focusing lens gave a result similar to an old fashioned fresnel hot light.