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A Fresh Look at Reflectors


model Chris Winters
Powered by a Hensel Porty Premium battery-powered studio pack, a Hensel EHT1200 is pointed into a 4x6-foot California Sunbounce, reflecting soft warm light back at model Chris Winters. Shot with an Olympus E-1 with 50mm lens, white-balanced at 6000K (Kelvin).
© Rolando Gomez


model Holley Dorrough
Model Holley Dorrough is lit with a Hensel EHT3000 studio flash head powered by a Hensel Vela 1500AS studio power pack. The light is modified through a Larson 12-inch Fresnel lens. Shot with an Olympus E-1, 50mm lens, 1.4x tele-converter, white-balanced at 6000K.
© Rolando Gomez


model Holley Dorrough
Model Holley Dorrough is lit with a Hensel EHT 3000 studio flash head powered by a Hensel Vela 1500AS studio power pack. The light is modified with a Hensel Beauty Dish with a 10-degree grid in the center of the dish. A California Sunbounce to the modelís right adds fill to the hair. Shot with an Olympus E-1, 50mm lens, 1.4x tele-converter, and white-balanced at 6000K.
© Rolando Gomez


model & photo crew in Cozumel
Sunset in Cozumel normally doesn't include a California Sunbounce, Dyna-Lite Uni400jr flash, makeup artist, model, and an assistant. Shot with an Olympus E-1, Zuiko Digital 50-200mm zoom lens, and flash triggered by PocketWizard Plus, stored on Lexar 2GB Professional CompactFlash.
© Rolando Gomez



Alternatively, use a 12- or 18-inch Fresnel made for studio flash heads, such as those by Larson Enterprises. They're lighter, require no modifications when used with the right back plate on your studio flash heads, and are a great way to jump start your creative juices.

Rolando Gomez (www.rolandogomez.com), a Lexar Elite photographer, recently completed his first book, Garage Glamour: Professional Digital Photography Techniques (Amherst Media, March 2006) and first DVD, Glamour Made Simple, produced by photographer Gary Bernstein (available on www.Amazon.com). He will teach at 2006 FotoFusion, Palm Beach Photographic Center, and Larson's Light Pro Expo, and will be a Lighting Master, sponsored by Olympus, at PhotoPlus Expo in October.


   







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