Last year I wrote about my Speedotron converted Desisti 5K fresnel:
Since then, I have learned how to use it to enhance almost every shoot. This month, I used it on actress Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism).
The spotlight is about 10 feet away from her, dialed all the way down, and flagged to create just a small slice of key light across her face. Behind her I have my usual Profoto D1 Air for a little rim and off to camera right is a gridded softbox to provide just a little fill.
On the cover of the magazine they used the more traditional portrait setup. That weird desaturated reflection on the left is just the way the digital version shows the image.
The traditional shot above is with softbox and beauty dish for key and fill. The 5K is used way in the back for some rim.
Outside, it was a drab rainy day. But with our 5K I added some 1/2 CTO and blew it out from behind to create a sunset look.
Anyway, that's it! Question, comments, and critiques welcome! And in case you are wondering, yes it is a major PIA to use this light on location! But it sure is worth it I think!