I guess it depends on what do you mean by a portability. I can tear down the whole thing and pack it into the back of my Murano in 1hr 30 min top (45 minutes with an assistant who knows what to do), and then erect the whole thing back in about the same time. I actually did that a few times already And I must say, having the full studio lighting (with booms, softboxes, modeling lights etc) outdoors make you feel a little bit like Spielberg lolI like the quality of light. The rim gives a gentle shaping of the light. I guess this is not portable!
It was a combination of a few filters from artistic section in PS CS4, don't remember which ones. The metallic look was intentional (again, cf. Beowulf). She is a (aspiring) model, not a big name yet, though.Hi Nik,
Back to the pictures. What filter did you use in the first picture, I think it's a standard photoshop filter, but it's done well. Looks like an Oscar statuette! Is she a model or an actress or just someone with little background and her entry to photographic work. I'm impressed with both of you. Not to make your head to big for your shoulders, you have moved up in the ladder and that is great to observe. This is esthetically the best work you have done that I've seen.