As some of you know, I do work for ArtC on the promotion of the arts in South Jersey. We do a lot of work in conjunction with the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ. Their Executive Director, Mike Cagno, is overseeing the creation of an up-and-coming Arts & Culture District in Atlantic City this Summer. Part of the plan is to renovate a large parking garage which will serve as gallery space and exhibition areas for artists. Lifestyle Magazine needed a few portraits of him so we decided to use this garage as the location for the shoot.
The setup for the next shot. Very simple lighting with the Rotalux as the key, a large white board below to catch all those rays and fill in the body a bit, and one speedlite about 4 feet behind the white curtain, pointing straight at Mike. This is a technique that serves 2 purposes – it gives us a nice wrap-around rim light on Mike and it eliminates all of those wrinkles and dark spots on the white background.