16 Nov
279/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
279/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander nokton 50mm f1.1
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f11, 1/125, raw

My new studio equipment arrived a couple of days ago, but only today I found the time to install it. Here’s one of the shots I got at the first test, performed this evening with my daughter Agata, already in her pajama and on her way to bed. The shot underwent very little post production, in particular the lights were exactly as they look here. And this makes me really, really happy.
So, what did I get? Two vinyl backgrounds, 2×6 m each, one white and one black. Two ceiling hooks which can mount three backgrounds. Two expan rollers with chains to drop and raise the backgrounds. One boom stand. One 120×80 cm softbox with it’s grid. One snoot with its grid. One 8Gb EyeFi SD card to share the shots between the NEX-7 and the iPad.
I installed all in the small niche in front of the large window in the studio, the one I shot around one month ago, and it looks incredibly beautiful. I’m now wondering if I’d need a third light (right now I have two 400W Elinchrom D-Lite) to have complete flexibility in terms of fill light, hair light, and background light. If you have any opinion in this respect, please share it with me!
Talking about my beautiful daughter, I have to admit I’m getting almost scared about how much she already loves modeling. I mean, she saw me working with Julia the whole week-end, and now she literally jumped in the set and started something which worriedly looked like posing.
Do you want to know the best part? After a couple of shots she would run to me, jump in my laps, and look at the screen to see the pics! No joke. And she’s just thirteen months old. Is it time to look for a boarder school already?

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