01. If a room has a plain wall it can be used as a mini studio. For this striking shot of Rosalinde I closed the curtains and put a Scattergel on a Lupo 650 spotlight. I used the one light to light Rosalinde, the wall and the floor. It’s rare for me to use side lighting for eye contact pictures but it adds a tension to this shot and I like that.
In this post I share 27 shots from the recent workshop I ran at the fabulous Pincoffs Suite Hotel on the waterfront in Rotterdam. Enjoy..
Model: Rosalinde Kikstra
Location: The Romantic Suite at Pincoffs Suite Hotel in Rotterdam
Lighting: Lupo 1000 and Lupo 650 spotlights
Camera Fuji X-T10, 16mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm and 90mm lenses
02.A single Lupo adds a certain style to any interior shoot in a way that is quite unique.
We started the session over coffee in the fabulous hotel bar area where we discussed strategies for lighting and shooting. We did a kit check and went up to the sumptuous suite where we were shooting. I like to start boudoir workshops in this informal way so that everyone can get to feel comfortable and get to know each other.
03. At one point in the shoot I noticed sunlight breaking through a gap in the curtains. We opened them but kept the light diffusing ones in place. This created the pattern we worked with.
We mixed colour temperatures, shot high key and low key, and explored the different shooting strategies needed to create a style.
05. I decided we needed a bit of drama in the shoot so I set up the shower head , aimed it into the bath and passed it to Rosalinde. This was taken on the 16mm prime lens on the Fuji X-T10.
06. I most notable boudoir style has been softer and I showed how to light this style to make it look natural.
07. The shot on the right was lit to look like sunlight coming through the windows.
08. I used a Tiffen Black Pro Mist filter at ¼ strength on these shots to scatter some of the natural highlights.
09. The shots at the bottom were lit with two Lupos. The shot at the top was lit with one Lupo. We worked with the curtains closed for some of the shoot to give a more authentic evening feel.
10. Every now and then I put a Lupo in the shot.
11. I loved these shells on a string. The seemed so delicate and pearlescent. I used the Lupo 1000 powered by this battery kit to light these.
12. A few more striking shots of Rosalinde
13. This is as low key as it gets. I’ve bumped the contrast up in Lightroom but there are many more processing look options.
At the time of writing there are still a couple of places on my boudoir workshop next month in Copenhagen. All the details for that event are on this page.
Feel free to comment on these pictures below :)