Since this is a complicated shoot in terms of lighting, he builds his setup one light at a time. He starts with a red-gelled stripbox camera left, then adds a blue-gelled medium softbox to the right. After that, it’s a gridded beauty dish gelled CTO behind the model. Finally, he adds a gridded reflector gelled cyan and aimed at the model’s face. Then, of course, there’s the sparkler.
That’s a lot of lights and a lot of gels. To make sure everything’s balanced and right where he wants it to be, Aaron uses a Sekonic L-758DR.
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