We’ve got a brand new kit of light-control materials available for photo and video professionals to use when they venture outside the studio – The Location Lighting Filter Kit. The kit was designed by photographer Rick Friedman to represent his “must-have” Rosco materials that he’s relied on during his 30+ years as a photographer. This kit not only has correction & effect color filters, it also has Rick’s favorite Rosco diffusion – Toughspun – and a piece of Photofoil blackwrap!
Rick previewed the Location Lighting Filter Kit during one of his world-famous Location Lighting Workshops at B&H Photo in New York. The goal of the two-hour workshop was to demonstrate different portrait lighting setups, while showcasing some of the materials inside the kit. Even though the workshop was held in the controlled confines of the B&H Classroom, Rick’s presentation showed how easy the techniques he shared could be used anywhere your next photo shoot takes you.
Rick’s workshop started with a simple, single-strobe setup and ended with an elaborate lighting setup that included a custom, projected background. His model, Hillary Marie, stood in front of a plain white backdrop that Rick turned into an engaging, colorful background using the materials inside the Location Lighting Kit. In this simple setup he is using a Dynalite Baja B4 strobe, which is shot through a Dynalite medium soft box. On the right side of the model's face is a Sunbounce Micro-Mini reflector, while behind her is a Nissin MG8000 flash that has a CalColor #4960 60 Lavender gel on it to create a vibrant-colored hair light around her.
The main light in the next setup used the same Dynalite Baja B4 400WS strobe, but with a 20 degree grid to narrow the beam. The front of the strobe was also wrapped in Rosco PhotoFoil in such a way that he could illuminate the model while keeping the light from the strobe from hitting the backdrop.
Behind the model's head is a Nissin Di866 flash with a Roscolux #74 Night Blue gel, which provided the blue highlights around her hair. To create the background, Rick cut a custom pattern out of a sheet of PhotoFoil and hung it from a small boom in front of his Nissin MG8000 that was covered in CalColor #4290 90 Blue gel. The photograph was shot using a Nikon D800 with a Nikon 105mm macro lens that was connected to his computer with a TetherTool cable, which allowed him to show the workshop attendees the images that he’d captured.