This was a test shoot to try out some new ideas, so I’ll explain what I was doing as I go along. This first shot was interesting as I was still setting up my camera & it was very overexposed. I almost threw it out, but I really liked Sesca’s pose & particularly her eyes, so I had a go at editing it & came up with my favourite shot of the day.I’ve straightened it, removed the BBQ from the left side & darkened it, I’m really surprised how well it worked though!
Here’s another, with the camera set up properly, in the same place. I’ve used natural light for both these shots with some diffusers above & to the side to soften the sunlight.
Continuing an experiment I started while shooting Vicki Blatchley, these stairs look really boring in every way I’ve tried to light them before, but the use of a blue gel makes them far more interesting. There are two lights in shot, one with a wide reflector & a blue gel, & one spotlight for Sesca. You can see the lights in this shot.
This was a random shot, we were just chatting about what we’d do next, & I noticed the light hitting her was really pretty, so I got her to stand still while I quickly took a couple of shots.
These two were taken just using window light. I don’t need to test this type of shot, but in any collaboration it’s fair to give some of the shots you’re known for I think.
These were taken as part of my ongoing Project Kitty with natural light. She does make a very sexy cat 🙂
Two more kitty pics, this time with a single spot to make a dull hallway look more interesting. I’m very keen to explore more ways to change the look of a room with lighting, it’s much cheaper than moving house!
Fun behind the scenes shot. My balcony overlooks a church & a creche, so much as I feel that the human body is naturally gorgeous & nothing to be ashamed of, it seems sensible to put up the screens. They also soften the light really well. & I laid a large reflector across the top to further diffuse it for the shots.
Cheeky shot to finish, I noticed this while I was moving some furniture out of the way so I took a quick snap.
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