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19 May '16

Behind the scenes: Lighting a portrait in Compton

Posted by David Honl

I recently shot a portrait of former rival gang members in Compton, California. They laid down their guns and started a catering business out of a small home kitchen, delivering homestyle meals to Compton neighborhoods and the surrounding communities of South Central Los Angeles. Great guys with a dream coming to life (and their food is delicious!). Check out the short video for some background on what I used to get the shot.

Technical details:

-Sony A7R with 24-70
-Lumopro LP180 flash with Honl Photo traveller8 Softbox
-Honl Filters added to light background: Egg Yolk Yellow from Color Effects Kit and Jade from the Environment Green Kit

You can see my photos from this shoot over at Ebony.com