This was my first outing with the Godox's new battery powered mini-strobe. I learned about it from a fashion show I shot earlier in the year and decided to make the plunge and give it a try. This is one of the smallest studio strobes on the market, but to me it was the largest and most professional grade light I'd ever purchased so needless to say I was more than excited to test its capabilities. And what is better for that than a Sunday Funday collab shoot?
Hair & Makeup: Lauren G.
For this particular shoot I used the following: (click for links to Amazon)
The Godox light proved its mettle, even shooting through a brolly box in mid-day with high speed sync. For this shoot we wanted something hyper-stylized so we went almost full colored with the makeup selection, making sure to enhance facial curvatures and features for a very powerful look. For this particular shot I wanted to utilize the golden hour sun to the fullest; and by that I mean putting the sun itself smack-dab in the middle of the frame right behind the subject. A true test to all equipment involved. This gave me the hair and rim light I wanted and I used the Godox in brolly box set in 1/4 power for the fill light. It was positioned at 45 degrees camera-left.
Camera Settings: (view this image full res on my Flickr page)
- Aperture: f3.2
- Shutter Speed: 1/800
- ISO: 200
- Focal Length: 200mm
After some basic edits including some cropping, color adjustments, and retouching, I mainly used some dodging/burning to enhance contrast and added yellows and oranges to the highlights to get the look I wanted.