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Will Thompson

Well-known member
Here is mine.


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I miss the activity of models being here and getting ready, managing the shoot and even eating lunch together and catching up on news! I work with models for a long time and get to know them pretty well.

Now it’s quieter, but I have focused on shooting sculptures on a turntable and using photoprogrammetry to turn 100 pictures to detailed 3D models.

I even used this on Kirstie, to try to make a figure for a scene in the rape of a college Student visiting Stanford University.

Now it’s quiet here!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

Here is my indoor studio. The large, (600 watt-second) Godox, Mola light is pulled back for “people shoots“ and one can stand in front of it during shooting and there’s zero shadow.

The angled Mola, (with a 1200 watt second Quad head by Lumedyne when I have to shoot outdoors), that I run at about 100 WS indoors.

The bg roll paper extends to the floor over sheets of 3/4” plywood, or else sharp heels can punch holes in the paper over the carpet!!


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I have a set up of two vertical white boards, folded at 100 degrees to reflect back to the background paper lights attached to the Manfrotto paper-roll support-poles.


Hair light, (without it’s Grid), above light
directed to angled 8’ high reflector to
backlight model and to the bg paper

The other sides of these reflectors are black, so these appear to be almost continuous with the dimly lit bg. The light also creates a rim for the outline of the model against the bg. In addition there are also hair lights with grids on each pole.