Okay, the session
was both fun & frustrating. Trishii is lovely,
with a terrific figure and a lovely face. The natural
light situations were, at times, wonderful, but for the
most part, the natural light was changing so rapidly that
I couldn't keep up. So, I eventually zeroed in on
to try something new (always a good thing), so I decided
to utilize this little-used alcove in the back of the living
room. There is a tiny kitchen table that basically
fills the space between a short wall with a little window
and the bump-out for the elevator shaft. I plopped
Trishii onto the table.
The best studio
lighting often looks simple, but studio lighting rarely
if I'm at a loss for what to do, I play a little game and
take one element of a photograph & do the opposite.
Lately, I've been enjoying my big honkin' soft box -- it
produces lovely, soft window-like light. Here, I chose
one of my smaller soft boxes.
a habit of "de-constructing" the images I see,
with special attention spent on trying to determine how
the image was lit. Look at the light on Trishii's
face & neck -- it's a lot more distinct than the light
created by the big soft box, but at the same time, the light
isn't exactly harsh. That tells me that a smaller
soft box was used. I like it on Trishii -- it emphasizes
her cheek bones and gives a lovely shadow to her cleavage.
In recent sessions,
I decided not to mix color & sepia images on a single
web page, but for this session, I seem to have forgotten
that. Well, if you look at this color image, you'll
see that the color palate is fairly restricted -- it's pink &
tan & beige & brown -- no reds or greens or blues
or purples. So, it's almost a sepia toned image already.
But more to the point, the transition from sepia to color &
back is not so jarring.
yay, we finally put away Trishii's lovely robe.
this picture because I don't like it as much as the others,
and the "near misses" are more educational than
photographer has their little "bugaboos", and
this is an example of one of mine. Look at the position
of Trishii's legs, and in particular, her right thigh.
I don't like it when a limb points towards the camera lens
like this -- it makes that limb look short & stubby.
These little posing preferences are easily corrected.