The Fitness experience [part 2 ]

Behind the scenes video feat. Priscilla Del Canto

Last year I had the chance to try a few different things and diversify my work. A short crossfit experience with fitness box Strasbourg with a huge souvenir outside their “box”. And of course my first attempts at a fitness photoshoot with fitness bikini athlete Priscilla del canto on an “off” season session outdoors. After that very first session, I knew that I wanted to meet her again during competition season, but this time indoors and with a more advanced lighting setup. Just as a reminder, here is our first collaboration: First fitness photoshoot.

Almost a year after we were back together for a photoshoot at Fitness box. Since I've worked before, there was no space left for bad surprises. We only had 2 hours to make a variety of shots at work, and we were only allowed to use a small portion of the “box” as they call it. I brought with me 2 SIROS L to help me shape the light a bit better, to make her stand out, and help those muscles “pop” a bit more.

It was my first time using 2 SIROS L and I was a little bit stressed and afraid that it might take some time to set things up for each shot. I wasn't alone in this session, my partner Marlène was there to speed things up, and she never used the SIROS before. Setting up the 2 strobes + a beauty box 65 and a 100x60 softbox took us less than 10 minutes for our 1st scene. After a couple of test shots, we were ready to work.

Here are 2 lighting setups to help you understand how I achieved that look:






Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) modifier camera right




Update! This blog post was originally 2 separate articles, that I decided to merge into one. Now you have almost all the diagrams for the images from this session in one place.


Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) modifier camera right



Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) modifier camera right



Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) modifier camera right



Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) modifier camera right



Canon 5D mark III

Broncolor Siros L (Beauty box 65) camera left

Broncolor Siros L (60x100 modifier) modifier camera right



Working with these independent strobes is really a plus. With the help of an assistant, we managed to wrap up this shoot in less than 2 hours without rushing. No cables in the way, and a system that even a 2-year-old can use, what more can we ask? Quality? Judge by yourself, with the results down below. No heavy editing, constant high-quality light in each burst, It was my first time working with the 2... And I was really impressed... so far so good! I didn't use the Broncolor App this time but I will sure try it on my next session. We will then see how the SIROS behaves in the long run!