08 — Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest

Happy Easter guys! I got to shoot at Withamside House  yesterday which was awesome, the colours in this room were perfect for my Easter themed photo. I wanted to go for something surreal & dreamy — also needed an excuse to buy 63 Easter eggs…

Pitching this idea to Spadge wasn’t easy, but luckily I did it wearing the mask & promised her she could eat all the eggs afterwards. I feel I should also point out that visibility in the mask was next to zero so I think she should get 10 extra bonus points.

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Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest - Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest Photographed by Rick Nunn
Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest - Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest Setup Photographed by Rick Nunn

Did a three light setup for this shot including a shoot through umbrella for the key light, a 28 inch Westcott Apollo to give the subject a little pop & you can just see the 3rd light outside through the window. Shame I couldn't get it a littler higher up… can someone buy me this boom stand? 

Couple of alternate shots for you, I shot these with just the Apollo softbox over to the left and with my 50mm lens. More flattering — yes. 

Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest - Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest Alt 1 Photographed by Rick Nunn
Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest - Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest Alt 2 Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Behave Yourself & Never Mind The Rest

Equipment

  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 28mm F/1.8
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex, 430ex & 430ex
  • Accessories: 3 light stands, 3 light brackets, 1 Westcott Apollo, 1 umbrella, a reflector (only to light up a couple of the eggs that we really close to the camera), a tripod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/50th
  • Aperture: F/1.8
  • ISO: 100

Comments

  • rosie ablewhite

    Besides the gorgeous model :p I love the touch with the daffodil and the eggs look amazing too!

  • http://aspenmit.com/ AspenMIT

    Absolutely beautiful photos. I need to do more lighting experimenting. You’ve inspired me. Also Spadge looks beautiful.

  • Rae Marvin

    Damn Rick! I like this.

  • http://john.onolan.org/ John O’Nolan

    Jesus. Christ.

  • http://twitter.com/itsleesimpson Lee Simpson

    Amazing shot dude! Especially love ‘420ex outside on the driveway’!

  • Mickaël LIBLIN

    Wow ! I follow jour works singe long t’aime. Tanks four sharing all it and your tips each times. Here you have a really nice model :) shoot with your 50mm are my favourite . question : how did you flying the eggs ???

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    I used a little bit of easter magic!

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    I know… I know.

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    Ha thanks man, I wish I could have got it a little bit higher! But it still gives that nice sunrise feeling :)

  • http://twitter.com/itsleesimpson Lee Simpson

    Yeah it works well. Looks like an awesome place to shoot too.