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Temporary home studio part II

Featuring Alizée Juras


I did not have enough footage, to make 6 different behind-the-scenes videos for YouTube. I have this rule that I can only make it happen if the video exceeds 6 minutes total. at least 6 minutes worth of footage, and I failed to get them for 4 of them. Unfortunately, we'll have to be happy with these 2 videos of Eva, and Alizée... at least on YouTube.


For premium members of the blog, I will still release 4 individual articles with the final selected pictures.


UPDATE: One apartment and 6 separate sessions, 3 are already online!


The interesting thing about these sessions is how each one of them was unique. Even though they were made in the same apartment each model brought their unique flavor. And I had to adapt, obviously every time.


It took us a few minutes and 2 outfits to find our groove, as it was our first time working together. An optical snoot and a basic 4 lighting set-up were the bases of all 6 sessions. I used two strip boxes placed at the back of my models, a small modifier with a grid was at the top, and the GODOX P128 was as my main or as my fill light above my head, in my back, or sometimes close to the model. 


The gear hasn’t changed throughout, the GF110mm, 80mm, and 55mm were my go-to lenses. The camera was of course once again the GFX100II, and the lights used were 2 X GODOX AD1200 pro, 1 X AD600 pro, and 1 X AD300pro. T


here you have it, all the main ingredients, let’s see what we cooked this time:



I changed my approach during this session, usually, I let my shadows go dark, but this time I wanted more control, and less contrast, so I used the P128 as a global fill light.


Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF80mmF1.7 R WR

1/125sec f/2.5 ISO 100



Same recipe as the following, but with a less problematic shape. A fake large window is easier to work with as it is easier to play with the light and shadows on your model's body and face.

Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF110mmF2 R LM WR

1/125sec f/2.5 ISO 100




I haven't used this setup in a while. 4 lights (sometimes I add a fifth), with two that highlight the edges, one for the face, and one for the rest. The way the lights are placed makes it easy for the model to move and improvise her poses. The only light that may be an issue is the one for her face.

Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF110mmF2 R LM WR

1/125sec f/2.8 ISO 100



The setup didn't move after we changed her outfit. I just repositioned from time to time the light above that lights her face. We used a textured hand-painted backdrop for these portraits, but I didn't take advantage of it.


Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF110mmF2 R LM WR

1/125sec f/2.8 ISO 100



Wooden floors usually mean for me posing on the ground. As we got closer to the backdrop, we finally got to see it. At this point in the session, Alizée seemed really at ease and I gave her fewer and fewer indications.


Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF80mmF1.7 R WR

1/125sec f/2.2 ISO 100




We ended the shoot with her lying on her back. My only regret for this one is not having a backdrop large enough to fit her entirely. Maybe next time?


Alizée Juras (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm GFX100II + GF80mmF1.7 R WR

1/125sec f/2.2 ISO 100




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