actually a setup to shoot full length shots of models. The
models wore all sorts of dresses: black on black; white on
white, and everything in between.
This single lighting
setup was intended to maintain detail regardless of what was
put before the camera.
There were four
flash heads directed at the white background. The model was
on a raised platform of white Formica (in order to keep a
shadow from forming behind the model's feet), and the camera
was placed at a low angle (nearly level with the
Five flash heads
were directed through a diffuser (at right); one flash head
placed in front of the diffuser, was aimed directly at the
Finally, a soft box
(fill light at left) was directed to the "shadow" side of
Lighting ratios were
determined through the use of Polaroid tests. The model
above is Tiffin.