Mark tackles the problem of trying to get shallow depth of field with studio strobes.
When shooting with a strobe, you can only turn the power so low, and sometimes that isn’t low enough. To combat this, Mark simply uses the modeling light as a continuous light. This allows him to open the aperture to something like 1.8 or 1.2 to get extremely shallow depth of field and some stunning portraits.
Gear used in this video
- Canon 1Ds Mark II (only available used)
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens with Case & Hood
- Profoto D1 1000 Watt Second Air Monolight Flash with Built-in Reflector & Power Cable, Coated Flash Tube
- Profoto D1 500 Watt Second Air Monolight Flash with Built-in Reflector & Power Cable, Coated Flash Tube
- Profoto Zoom Reflector 2 – Accepts Profoto Grids, No Gridholder Needed
- Profoto 2×3′ RFi Softbox, Rectangular
- Profoto Softbox 4×6′
- Profoto 10 Degree Honeycomb Grid for the #505-502 7″ Grid Reflector. #100634 / 505-572
- Profoto White Softlight Reflector (beauty dish)
- Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster, Programmable Digital Flash & Ambient Exposure Meter
- Benro A2690TBH1 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod
- Westcott Photo Basics 40″ 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Kit with Case, Reflector Holder Arm & Stand