Tokyo Shoot One

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Last Saturday I headed to Tokyo to do a shoot for a friend, & by a shoot I mean four. This is the first of the four. Unfortunately our original model let us down & we had to find a back up model at very short notice. Still manage to get some good shots out of the day. This first set up needed to be super dramatic so I had 2 softboxes on the left, one high one low, & a light behind on to some very cool skull wallpaper. You probably worked it out but the image on the right has been mirrored for the diptych composition. I’ll share a few of the other shots from the day tomorrow.

Tokyo Shoot One - Tokyo Shoot One Photographed by Rick Nunn
Tokyo Shoot One - Tokyo Shoot One Setup Photographed by Rick Nunn

Setup Shot

Alternate Shot

The setup was pretty much the same as above, but with my 50mm lens & a ring flash.

Tokyo Shoot One - Alt Shot Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Tokyo Shoot One


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 135mm F/2.0
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 2 430ex
  • Accessories: 3 light stands, 3 light brackets, 2 Westcott Apollo Softboxes, a grid, a triod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125th
  • Aperture: F/2.8
  • ISO: 200

Photography: Rick Nunn Model & Makeup: Charlotte Barnes Styling & Hairstyling: Falcieri Designs Venue: Tokyo, Lincoln