Nice work! What you use as a backlight? To recreate sunlight?
A bare flashbulb? A Fresnel?
Thanks, glad you like it.
Actually I wish I had a fresnel strobe. In the future (not this year) I may have Bacht in Germany make me a dedicated 2400 w/s fresnel; the light is just so nice from those. It would be awesome if they could make me one with an adapter so I could use it on Proforo and Broncolor packs, although I don't think this is possible.
Anyway, you really need two lights to do direct sunlight right. One is some sort of hard light, in this case the Profoto Narrow Beam, to create the harshness. (Now the Narrow Beam has not so good shadow quality, so it was gelled with 1/8 diffusion to clean it up a bit along with Lee Wheat to add some color.)
Now when we are outside, not only does the harshness of the sun come down, but the sunlight is reflecting off of the sky as well, giving a bit of softness too. So I usually place a soft box near, but above, the hard light to simulate this.
Here the hard light is left behind set and the soft box is directly behind the set.
There is also a small soft box on the left going through a large diffusion panel and a very very very light ceiling bounce (that I usually gel with a 2 ND to make it even dimmer) for overall fill.
Spending all of next week doing splash work; should be fun.