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Studio Photography Tip – Using A 22 Inch Beauty Dish And A Slightly Shallow Depth of Field

You can scroll down below the image to see the details on how I shot the image below:


22 Inch Beauty Dish and 640WS Einstein - Both From Paul C. Buff

Basic Overview Below Of How This Was Shot:

...I Was Standing On Step Stool For Angle
...2 Brolly Boxes - One Left - One Right - For Side Lighting
...2 Inexpensive 180WS Strobes For The 2 Brolly Boxes
...70-200mm Canon f/2.8 Set F/5.6
...Canon 5D Mark III - 100 ISO
...Pocket Wizards To Trigger Strobes
...Paul C. Buff 640WS Einstein Strobe
...Kupos C -Stand With Boom Arm
...22 Inch Beauty Dish With Soft Cover
...53 Inch Savage Super White Background Made Slightly Gray In Post
...Subject Was About 4 feet From Background

Do the best you can with the equipment that you own or have access to. A prime lens will likel yield better results than a kit lens. But other than that, most of the rest of this can be shot with alternative options to what I used above. No, you don't have to shoot it with a FULL Frame Pro Body. No, you don't have to have an Einstein Strobe.  etc. etc.

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David Williams

Short Bio About The Author: I'm David Williams a professional commercial photographer focusing on corporate and business clients with some personal branding, lifestyle photography in the mix. My love for photography began in late 1981 while still in High School. I started making money with his camera in 1982. Brenda, my wife, and I started working together in photography in 1988 shortly after we met. Brenda and I married in 1989 and have two adult daughters. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed. Call or Text: 919.723.8453. Please reach out to connect with me on LinkedIn.