Lighting Techniques


How I Got That Shot: Marcus Smith’s Lighting Setup for His NBA All-Star Weekend Portraits

August 21, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Marcus Smith

Actor Chadwick Boseman, photographed by Marcus Smith in a studio at the party GQ threw during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Using three LED light panels that changed color, two HMIs lights and two backdrops on adjacent walls, Smith captured several looks quickly.

Client: GQ Creative: Matthew Martin, photo editor When Marcus Smith was launching his photo career, his personal project on a high school basketball team helped him land work from Nike, which lead to more commercial work for Adidas, Asics, Coke and other clients who hired him to capture moments of action. Three years ago, he began making time to shoot new...

To read the full story login, purchase 2-day access or subscribe.