Thursday, 22 September 2011

If you can't find a model...



Self portrait, introspective
Self portrait, introspective

Got myself some new lights and light stands, and prior to trying them out on anyone else I thought I'd better get some practice in. Yes, once again I've spent the entire day photographing myself. As you can see I really love the modelling.

More toys definitely make a difference here and open up some classic lighting set-ups. A big umbrella diffuses the main light to give soft shadows, and a big silver reflector adds those little silvery highlights that define the shadowy side of my face. The light on the background separates me nicely from the surroundings. And I still have one light spare :-)

I get to try all this out on a willing model tomorrow, should be interesting...

2 comments:

Alfie |Alfie's Blog said...

My human and I need a photo of the two of us for my blog in case you need models :-)

Ian said...

Ah ha, a commission. I'm there!