For my first session in my home studio with Misa Lynn I used a bare bones lighting arrangement: A single Speedotron M11 head with a 32-inch round reflector placed (from a two light kit) at camera left was positioned at camera right with an asymmetrical setup selected from the 800-Ws Speedotron power pack. For this first session the background was a Belle Drape grey muslin backdrop. Look for an in-depth test of this Speedotron lighting kit in the October issue of Shutterbug magazine; on newsstands on September 10, 2012.
Caption: When Misa Lynn put on this faux fur vest, all I could think of was Sonny & Cher because her outfit gave off such a sixties vibe. The Main light was a Speedotron M11 light head with a 48-inch silver Photoflex umbrella at camera right with another M11 with the 54-inch Photek silver umbrella mounted, acting as fill, placed near the back of my studio. Power is at 400 Ws and set in Asymmetrical mode producing a final exposure of 1/125 sec at f/14 at ISO 100 with a Canon EOS 50D and EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (at 90mm.) Converted to monochrome using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2. © Joe Farace