Christopher Grey: Creating a Wall of Light

© 2012 Christopher Grey

© 2012 Christopher Grey

When Christopher Grey got the opportunity to shoot a once in a lifetime series of portraits, he knew the lighting had to perfect or he’d miss the moment forever.

He ended up going with what he calls a “wall of light,” which means to say he is lighting the back, white wall of his studio in such a way it becomes a light source. This creates a very broad source of light that won’t create any specular highlights. He writes the setup, “evenly illuminates the model and the clothing yet still provides some modeling of her shape, something that’s quite important for fashion and glamour.”

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