THIS IMAGE IS FROM A COMMISSIONED DAY;
AFTER SESSION FOR A WEDDING CLIENT,
Captured at Malibu Rocky Oaks in California.
The day was going quite smoothly, until my
team and I took the couple out for the hero
shot. When we got to the location and onto the
rock, a complete fog rolled in, obstructing the entire view. Given that we
were at the end of our shoot, we opted to wait for a bit to see if it would
clear up. About 30 minutes in, we got a 15-minute window right at sunset
where the fog opened to reveal a bright orange and red skyline. It was
one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. My assistant held a Profoto
B2 directly to the front and left of the couple—which was edited out in
post—and we captured this image.
When it comes to lighting, first, decide on the desired look for the scene.
In this image, we opted for a dramatic underexposure. Second, dial in the
adequate flash power to properly expose the subject. Always start with
one light, make it perfect, and then decide if another is needed. Most of
the time, one light is more than su;cient.
We create images that are larger than life. We want to showcase each
scene in a way that is beyond how we would perceive it in real life,
while also capturing the emotion and personality of the subjects within.
Hollywood filmmaking is probably our largest source of inspiration, the
vision and production value directors bring to their sets is something that
we try to bring to each of our client’s portrait sessions.
PYE JIRSA OF LIN AND JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY GETS
A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SHOT WITH THE PROFOTO B2
HOW I GOT
To learn more about the Profoto B2, visit profoto.com/o;cameraflash.
See more from Pye Jirsa at linandjirsa.com.