Ollie’s Studio Shoot

This blog post will be about my portrait shoot of Ollie for my Specialist Studio assignment.

The fifth shoot was of my friend Oliver who is a foundation degree student studying games design. These images were solely for my portrait brief and for possible portfolio work. For this shoot I wanted to shoot portraits closer to the face instead of opting for full-length body shots.

I shot Oliver, with a studio flash suspended in the air on a boom with a beauty dish attachment, and a secondary flash with a small soft-box attachment. I wanted to create classic a portrait that would be mid body shot or just a portrait of the face.

When shooting Oliver, I had to ensure his safety as Oliver was sitting on a stool with flash with a beauty dish attachment suspended in the air shining light directly onto him. This would have caused Oliver to have limited vision and puts at risk of walking into something or tripping onto something causing harm to him.


I forgot to take a picture of the set but I have used studio plan to represent the set-up

I shot with my Sony Alpha A7 with a Canon mount adapter and an 85mm Prime lens. I shot at 1/125th to make sure it would sync with the studio flashes correctly. I used an aperture f/7 and my ISO sensitivity was 100. I then also made sure to shoot in RAW or RAW and JPEG.


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