Abandoned church fashion shoot ~ Nina Carter

Apr 21, 2014 | News | 0 comments


When I was invited to shoot at a secret abandoned church I didn’t hesitate one second in saying yes okay.   It was quite a task getting into the location but if it was easy everyone would do it. I don’t usually shoot this kind of thing, I leave it for the editorialists but a bit of variety is always welcome. Here are a few of my frames

For the shot at the top I used an Elinchrom Quadra on output B at minimum setting with the head into a 70cm soft silver umbrella as the key light, a bare faced Speedlight as a kicker and one more Speedlight to lift the distant background. I could have done with three Speedlights for some frames because a Speedlight at 1/32nd power is about the same as the Quadra on minimum power and to be honest I could have done with even less light. So I moved the Quadra back a metre or so and it did the trick for level.



Model: Nina Carter
Styling: Sue Fyfe Williams
Make up: Gemma Williams
Head pieces: Liv Free
Lighting: 2x 580 EX2 barefaced and an Elinchrom Quadra into a 70cm soft silver umbrella
Camera: Fuji X-T1 with 14mm, 23mm, 35mm and 56mm lenses




Please feel free to comment below but please don’t ask about the whereabouts of the church or how to get into it ;)


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