Every year my students have to talk about a photographer.This time someone had Brad Trent, an American photographer as subject. Brad Trent is shooting portraits with the help of additional flash in combination of ambient light. The postproduction makes the pictures harder, more saturation, rimlights who are flashing and higher sharpness.It is a special style typical for magazines in USA. In contradiction to photographers who hides their lighting, and even remove the catch light from the subject’s eyes, Brad Trent shares his most amazing lighting setups in his portfolio.
Lighting: He is using flasheads from Profoto, one of the best. For reflectors: in most picture ringflash, beautydish and small open reflectors with grid in it to concentrate the light. For this picture he placed himself in front of the camera. www.bradtrent.com