SETUP 1 Take it further
Mix your lighting
We can try supplementing the UV lights with other ‘normal’ flashes or lamps. Here we found that a single spot light on the backdrop gave us extra depth and separation with the subject. We used the modelling light from a studio strobe, fitted with a honeycomb grid to restrict the spread, and covered it with an orange gel. We need to make sure it’s not too bright, it has to balance out with the low-output UV lights. You can see how it gives us an orange glow to the backdrop that helps to add depth to the frame and outlines the shape of the face.
kit needed: Lamp with honeycomb grid and orange gel Exposure: 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO1250