Composite Photos with Octabank, Softbox and Grids

By on 2012-04-12

Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer Joel Grimes recently did a photoshoot for Hyperice, so for some composite promotional images, they used basketball star Blake Griffin from the LA Clippers and created some awesome images using a 7 ft Octabank as well as two softboxes with grids. Joel did a great job on this one and the images are truly stunning!

For Joel’s setup, he uses a 7 ft Octabank as his main light source.  He used a larger light source to cover a large area – his subject was a basketball player afterall! – yet he still wanted to create a soft feel.  He used two large softboxes with grids to give a rim light to the photograph, and provide a very “tough” feel to the image.

Finally, Joel eliminated the background in post production and inserted grungy looking backgrounds to complete the composite.  What a fun photoshoot!

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action

 
Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes

Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Joel Grimes has been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. He has written books, taught workshops and delivered lectures across the country. Joel has received a number of awards over the course of his career and has exhibited his work at the Smithsonian's American History Museum.
Joel Grimes

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