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Meg Loeks – child’s portrait inspired by a Norman Rockwell painting, made with Profoto A10

Meg Loeks is a photographer living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a mentor and instructor at Clickin Moms, ambassador of the Sigma and Profoto brands. She deals with commercial portrait and lifestyle photography on a daily basis. She is also a volunteer photographer for The Gold Hope Project, a non-profit organization that provides families fighting childhood cancer with a free photo session.

In one of the commercial orders performed for a children’s brand, Meg was to take photos for the manufacturer’s promotional campaign.

“When I received the umbrellas for the advertising shoot, I immediately thought of Norman Rockwell’s painting ‘Melting Ice Cream’, which I used as inspiration.”

Learn the three extremely simple steps Meg took to create her striking portrait. Get inspired and start taking photos with Profoto lights!

To take the photo, Meg used a Profoto A10 flash with a Clic Softbox Octa and a Profoto AirTTL trigger. A10 is a very universal Profoto flash that can be triggered directly on the camera or via a remote control off it. The small size and weight of the lamp are also characteristic features of the Clic Softbox Octa modifier, which is extremely easy to disassemble and transport after folding. These are huge advantages that make it easier to transport the mobile studio to a session without unnecessary luggage and allow for quick installation in any location.

“The behind-the-scenes show where the Clic Octa Softbox was placed on a tripod, which, as you can see, works great in small, tight spaces in the apartment. And it is in such conditions that I do 95% of my work, taking photos every day in my own home.” – Meg reports.

Step 1
Position the Clic Softbox Octa tripod slightly above the subject’s head, at a 45-degree angle.

Step 2
Mount the main light source in the form of a Profoto A10 to the softbox by attaching the flash using the built-in Clic magnets.

Step 3
Attach the Profoto Connect Pro trigger to your camera’s hot shoe to wirelessly connect your camera and flash.

Clic Softbox Octa is available in several available sizes: Clic Octa 2′ (60cm), Clic Octa 2.3′ (70cm) or Clic Octa 2.7′ (80cm). The size of this softbox affects the type of light we get through it. The larger the modifier we use, the softer and naturally diffused light we will obtain.

See more by Meg Loeks, visit her website.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
Exposure settings: 1/200s, f/3.2, ISO 100

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