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Lighting Tips

Fantasy Portrait Lighting Tips and Special Effects with Smoke

By Jules Ebe on October 5th 2013


It is October and time to get ready for some fun Halloween and Day of the Dead inspired photo shoots. In the following tutorials by Jay P. Morgan at The Slanted Lens, you’ll get some great inspiration while learning how to create special effects with smoke, all the lighting breakdowns, and working with difficult effects to create great fantasy portraits to die for.

Fantasy Portrait: Day of the Dead

Creating Smoke Tube of Death: Special Effects Tutorial


For the Gear Heads

Canon 5D Mark II
Tamron SP Lens 24-70mm f/2.8
Pocket Wizard II
Photoflex Triton Strobe Kit w/ Small OctoDome Softbox
Photoflex Lithium Battery (in kit)
Photoflex P22 Lite Panel (LED fill light)
Photoflex OctoDome Medium Softbox
Dynalite Strobe Head
Kessler CineSlider
Glidecam HD 2000
Vangard Alta Pro Tripod
Rosco 1900 Fog Machine
Rosco 1700 Fog Machine
Rosco Gels

Now to find some good ‘ol headstones.

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

Image Credit: Jay P. Morgan

[via The Slanted Lens]

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Nice .

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  2. Portrait Tattoo Artist

    Really cool shots, very artistic! They would be pretty cool as portrait tattoos.

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