Mola user: Eric Fagerheim

Eric Fagerheim is a photographer based in Norway where he runs his company

»I enjoy all types of photography from fashion, composite images to weddings, I find challenges in them all.

I have been shooting for more than five years now, and always try to make my images unique. My style often comes from how I light my set, more time spent lighting means less time editing. My rule is that one image shouldn’t take more than an hour to edit. The past two years I’ve spent studying 3D graphics, so that I can implement new elements into my images.

Beside shooting I do run some occasional workshops concentrating on fashion style.

I use my Mola DEMI 22″ for almost every shoot and often combine other modifiers. I find my Mola gives me soft light and contrast as well, which gives my images that extra punch. It’s great for close up beauty shots and full body. It’s is a very important tool.«








The secrets of creating dramatic headshots

Michael Corsentino is an award-winning contemporary photographer, lighting evangelist, author, speaker and workshop leader.

His 30 year love affair with the magic and science of photography has allowed him to create stylish, dramatic and edgy images. Michael also enjoys educating others about everything photography including business workflow and strategies.

In this issue of Shutter Magazine Michael details the secrets to creating dramatic headshots.

Please click here to be directed to the PDF (25MB).


Shake, Rattle and Roll

»I wanted a strong contrasty look with deep shadows and didn’t mind some drop off, I also shot this on the tungsten colour balance to give the shots a cooler colour cast.

I asked my stylist to source a few things for me when she was working on another shoot – I wanted a slight androgynous feeling but some shots with a more feminine twist which is indicative of the era. Its important with fashion to not be to literal when you are shooting an era style – it must be a modern interpretation of just referencing some key elements and using current fashion and makeup trends otherwise it can look too costume and themed.

I also wanted to use the Coke Can in the hair – Diet Coke though to give another dimension to the look. Initially I had thought it would be a beauty shoot but as I shot it I decided it would work best with some long shots also.

I work with some very clever people, the talented Sara Allsop was on hair and Paige Best on makeup.«

Fiona Quinn







Glam hours

Olivier Chauvignat’s love for photography started in the 70’s.

He is now a Beauty & Fashion Photographer in Paris, France. His favourite subject is… light! His specialties are Fashion, Swimwear and Beauty featuring body, hair and jewlery. His work in studio with sophisticated lighting and using available light with the addition of flash is what gives his work that added edge.



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Luis Aragon is a DC based fashion and beauty photographer and cofounder of studio400, a 3,000 sf. photography studio in Lorton, VA. Together with his wife Kathy Aragon, a hair stylist and make-up artist they began to build a clean yet »raw« esthetic that got them both recognized quickly by major agencies in New York. The work they produced together really reflected the best of their models.

Today, Luis maintains a reputation for understanding the delicate balance needed to create a quality beauty image or details and mood needed to help his advertising clients bring their brand to the next level.

All images were taken with the Mola Demi – White.






Motion meets Flash

By Michael Corsentino, excerpt from Shutter Magazine October 2013

»Mola Softlights beauty dishes are a lot like love – hard to define but you know you’d be lost without it! From soft to hard, and specular to diffuse the Demi provides crisp, gorgeous light with a bit of sizzle in all the right places. A go to modifier that’s easily transportable with enough spread to get the job done, the Demi is a winner!« (Michael Corsentino)

Photographer: Michael Corsentino
Model: Makaila Nichols
Hair & Makeup: Annie Radigan