Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a studio day with Hasselblad and Broncolor organised by ephotozine.
I say "day" but, due to work committments, I was unfortunately only there for the afternoon section. Whilst there, I had the chance to use a Hasselblad camera on three lighting set ups with Katie Green modelling - who was sweet and lovely considering she had the unevitable job of posing for a group of photographers still trying to get to grips with their cameras. I was really suprised at just how easy the Hasselblad was to use - although I did weigh significantly more than by Nikon! - and was really impressed with the results.
The first shot was set up with a beauty dish above and in front of Katie and white and silver stripe reflector underneath. I'm amazed just how flatering this shot is - it's a setup I'd used before with my own "on-a-shoe-string" equipment but using the Hasselblad and Broncolor equipment has made this setup extra flattering.
This second lighting set up was based on a 1940s look with a spotlight high and to the camera left. I love the quality of the light from the spotlight - it really does give the picture a nostalgic and Old Hollywood look. There is also snoot hair light at the back and to camera light to give Katie a little more definition. In this picture, it's giving a little bit of flare (I only had one shot with this set up and accidentially got it in ut actually I kind of like it).
This final lighting setup was achieved by bouncing the light back onto Katie from two white board reflectors.