17 — Red

Fancied getting a little crazy tonight, wanted to get a big setup together for a shoot so I gathered some kit from a couple of friends (Thanks John & Adam) & setup under Lincoln’s cathedral. Ashley very kindly showed off one of her lesser known sides for me & modeld one of her sisters amazing dresses. To set work with the red dress I put 2 red gels on the outer back lights & left the center bare, love the drama. It actually didn’t turn out to be that tricky to balance all the lights, I started most of them on 1/16th power & adjusted each one slightly after a few test shots but it didn’t need a huge amount of tweaking. I guess that means I need to do a shot with even more lights…

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Red - Red Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Red


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.4
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex, 430ex X 3, Yongnuo YN460 X 3, Nikon SB800 & SB24.
  • Accessories: 4 light stands, 6 light brackets, 1 o-flash, 2 Westcott Apollos, 2 Phottix softbox, a boom a tripod & some gels!

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160th
  • Aperture: F/1.8
  • ISO: 400

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