Corporate Photography - Environmental Portrait of an Educator / by Denny Henry

At the end of last year I purchased a Bowens monolight as a backup to my regular Speedotron lighting setup.  I bought the Bowens light mainly in case my Speedotron pack died when I needed it for a shoot.

I put the kit together so that the monolight and all its accessories fit compactly in a small Tenba case, that I can keep stashed in the trunk of my car, or carry with one hand.  This kit has also turned out to be a great location lighting kit on it's own. I've used the setup a number of times now and it's proven itself quite useful. 

The image below was shot in a room on the highest floor of The Corcoran, and has skylights lining one side.  I positioned the light in a medium softbox so that it added additional light coming from the same directon as the window light.  I set the monolight on it's lowest power, to make the subject about one stop brighter than the background.   This way the light still looks natural, but the subject pops from the background.

 

Location Portrait of at The Corcoran College of Art and DesignLocation Portrait of Dr. Pamela Lawton at The Corcoran College of Art and Design