Leah / Warehouse Part One

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a lit portrait, so I text my friend Leah & arranged something for today. I’ve had this location in mind for a while but hadn’t had the chance to use it. It was a good job I had a torch with me because we couldn’t see a thing in there. We were pretty much shooting in pitch black, it made focusing a challenge but I still got a bunch of nice shots out of the evening. Enjoy these two, I’ve got some more to edit & I’ll post later this week.

Leah / Warehouse Part One - Leah Wearhouse Photographed by Rick Nunn
Leah / Warehouse Part One - Leah Wearhouse Alt Photographed by Rick Nunn

Alternative Shot

Of course I took a bunch of shots, and liked a few but this one and the main image really stood out for me.

Behind The Scenes

I know you guys like these behind the scenes shots - you're welcome!

Leah / Warehouse Part One - Leah Wearhouse Setup Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Leah / Warehouse Part One


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.4
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 430ex
  • Accessories: 2 light stands, 2 light brackets, 2 Westcott Apollo Softboxes, a triod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125th
  • Aperture: F/1.6
  • ISO: 250


  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629528766489 Rick Nunn

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629164359066 Shooting Dave

    Yep, sick as always.

    Did she get tired posing…get it? nvm

  • http://carlrevellphotography.com Carl

    Great shots Rick and a very informative post, as usual. Thanks for taking the time and effort to produce the lighting diagram, it’s great to see what’s going on outside the frame.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629529084931 ☠Pixie

    how did you always find those rad locations?
    lovely tho :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629529112277 PegaPPP

    Great work

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629531772321 Rick Nunn

    Dave That was awful

    Pixie I go on adventures!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629168032194 ch i r i bir i be l a

    Great lighting and composition :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629168918884 joshuaporter.co.uk

    Great light man!

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629535248749 Phil_Barker

    Awesome shot mate. Fantastically lit and the location is superb.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629176072030 rashardw

    awesome cross lighting, love the variance in color temp as well.. Definitely added to the "intrestingness" of the lighting.. Great mood created w the shadows. Like the edit as well.. Good work w/ the contrast and tones.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629176685278 Rick Nunn

    Thanks people.

    rashardw, thanks dude! Yeah I like playing with gels to try and get something a little more interesting.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/6813983300/#comment72157629577172985 Taqi®™ [Comment not necessary]

    nice lighting

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  • Arthur

    That recessed edge on the Apollo just makes images scream “Money”

  • http://ricknunn.com/ Rick Nunn

    Considering they are actually pretty reasonably priced… not bad :)