about this image

Shot back in 2010 for up-and-coming Christian rock outfit Adalee, this is a composite of 6 separate images. I explain exactly how to set up a shot like this in my posing eBook, but suffice it to say that capturing everything in-camera can be quite challenging!

strobist info

Each individual band member was lit with a 22" gridded beauty dish as key, placed at a 45 degree angle and boomed overhead, as well as a stripbox for rim, placed diagonally opposite the key. In order to create the illusion that the entire band was lit simultaneously using the same light sources, I had to figure out in advance where each person would eventually be positioned in the final image (left or right of center), and then reverse the lighting setup as needed.

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tools & gear used

This image was processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. The background was created using a Radial Gradient from light to dark gray.

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