11 — Honey & Gunpowder

This week I was fortunate enough to receive a package from the guys at WestcottCo with some goodies in it. I’ve been using a couple of 28inch Apollos for the past few years & fully can’t live without them. The Strip & Orb versions of the Apollo were introduced to the range a little over a year ago & I’ve been drooling over them since. It’s awesome to finally get my hands on them.

On Friday Kate was in Lincoln & kindly agreed to sit on an old ladder for me. She’s one of these creative types making art, jewellery & hats under the name Honey & Gunpowder. I wanted to make her Jewellery the focus of the shot so made sure she brought some with her. As soon as the Acorn piece caught my eye I was dreaming up these tones.

This shoot was my first time using this Westcott duo, okay okay technically my 2nd time using the Strip, the light coming out of the Orb is beautifully soft! The extra size really makes a difference. It was also my first shoot using my new cheap ass boom arm! Why did I wait so long to get one? It makes it so much easier to get light above your subject without those pesky light stands getting in the frame.

Big thanks to Lincoln Art Works for letting me use their space.

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Honey & Gunpowder - Honey & Gunpowder Photographed by Rick Nunn
Honey & Gunpowder - Honey & Gunpowder Alternate Photographed by Rick Nunn

An alternate shot for your viewing pleasure. 

Behind the scenes. It's important to have a crew on standby for this sort of shoot. I tend to have at least 4 assistants per shoot, preferably 8.

Honey & Gunpowder - Honey & Gunpowder Setup Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Honey & Gunpowder

Equipment

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160th
  • Aperture: F/5.6
  • ISO: 100

Comments

  • Dave

    Without sounding like a perv, the light on her leg is amazing!

    The first shot works so well! Awesome work man!

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    Ha thanks Dave, the Orb super soft. I’ve just been playing with it tonight after picking up a super cheap triflash head! BOOM BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN!

  • Dave

    Haha awesome! I was going to ask you about your daylight strobist stuff, what ND filter did you get for your 135L?

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    Actually none. I’m quite lucky that the 5D can drop down to ISO 50, I have an ND for my 50mm if I get stuck though :)