Take one part dreamy window light, some fantastic hair & makeup, and one part lovely model and you end up with this striking image of Calli Carroll from our shoot Wednesday evening. Scroll for the “how we did this” info.

Olympus OMD EM-1 mkii
Sigma 56mm 1.4 lens
Interfit Honeybadger Strobes
24×34 Softbox
HMUA: Amanda Dowd


To create this “window” light after the sun had already set I placed one of my strobes in a 24×34 softbox just outside the window at the studio. The light ended up getting extra softening by the studio curtains leaving creating this super smooth and even lighting. A second strobe (with barndoors) is set to camera right. Thanks to Vicki Carroll for the BTS image.