As part of a campaign or project for a brand of clothing or sports equipment, it is common for a portrait or series of portraits of their Ambassadors to be made. In the case of this project, I realised the portrait of a Nordic skier.
These ambassadors are frequently elite athletes, or athletes actively practicing the sport in question. The idea being for the brand to support their positioning in the desired field, and to create this emotional link between the athletes and the brand with the people attached to these athletes.
For this Nordic skier portrait, I did a visual at sunrise at 7am. The light being grazing, just after the passage of the sun over the mountainsides, I wanted to give a more commercial and more “creative” style to my portraits using artificial light.
Nordic Skier – Final Portrait
List of Gear
- Profoto B10
- Profoto AirTTL-F Remote
- Profoto OCF Softbox Octa 60cm (2ft)
- Fujifilm X-T3
- Fujinon XF 56mm 1.2
I placed my talent back to the sun (backlit) in order to achieve a flare effect on the skis or as a rim light. I then positioned my Profoto B10 on the right with the OCF Octa Softbox 2ft (60cm) 1 meter away from my subject, in order to obtain a soft key light effect on the athlete.
As part of this project, I did not need a fixer, a set assistant, a stylist or MUAH. However on some larger scale projects, I work with a whole team including a set assistant, stylist, make up artist, hair stylist, digital tech, photo assistant, video team for Behind the Scenes (in view of 360 Communication), this allows for a rapid and efficient execution of the Key Visuals, allowing a strict application of timing, thus impacting positively on the final deliverables and budget.
At your disposal as part of your projects, do not hesitate to contact me for more information.
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