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[Framed] Joel Grimes on Softer Edge Sports Lighting

By fotosiamo on June 13th 2012


Joel Grimes revisits a variation of his signature 3-lights edgy sports lighting and softens the light using a larger light source courtesy of a large octabank for his key and larger softboxes for his edge lights. The primary reason that Joel opts for the softer light is that because his post-processing technique adds a lot of gritty-ness and contrast to the final image, and using a softer, less-contrasty image to begin with can give him more room to play around with the degree of contrast to add.


Be sure to watch the video and then try it out for yourself!


Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    joel always does a great job!

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  2. Neil

    I love that Joel doesn’t cut out him tinkering with the lights. It helps me cope with my methods when I see they’re JUST like his. Thanks for posting! Very reassuring.

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