All Images are Copyright Flores Photo Design
logo

Game Of Thrones Themed Shoot How To

GOT Themed Collaboration Shoot in Royal Oak

The first big outing for the Godox AD200 mini-strobe. Lighting up Golden Hour with a collab hair & makeup shoot.

This was my first outing with the Godox's new battery powered mini-strobe. I learned about it from a fashion show I shot earlier in the year and decided to make the plunge and give it a try. This is one of the smallest studio strobes on the market, but to me it was the largest and most professional grade light I'd ever purchased so needless to say I was more than excited to test its capabilities. And what is better for that than a Sunday Funday collab shoot?

Hair & Makeup: Lauren G.

For this particular shoot I used the following: (click for links to Amazon)

The Godox light proved its mettle, even shooting through a brolly box in mid-day with high speed sync. For this shoot we wanted something hyper-stylized so we went almost full colored with the makeup selection, making sure to enhance facial curvatures and features for a very powerful look. For this particular shot I wanted to utilize the golden hour sun to the fullest; and by that I mean putting the sun itself smack-dab in the middle of the frame right behind the subject. A true test to all equipment involved. This gave me the hair and rim light I wanted and I used the Godox in brolly box set in 1/4 power for the fill light. It was positioned at 45 degrees camera-left.

Camera Settings: (view this image full res on my Flickr page)

  • Aperture: f3.2
  • Shutter Speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 200mm

After some basic edits including some cropping, color adjustments, and retouching, I mainly used some dodging/burning to enhance contrast and added yellows and oranges to the highlights to get the look I wanted.