I'm back again with a little more portrait photography. This time I had the pleasure of shooting with the lovely Victoria Almazovaite. Take a look-see...
Victoria came into the studio a couple of days ago and had the supreme privilege of being the first person to be shot against my new 8ft x 8ft chalkboard background. You read that right. I turned one of the walls of my studio into a giant blackboard. It gives me a dark, slightly textured looking background, as well as being a big ass blackboard that I can draw funny cats on. It will also help out when I start teaching workshops in the studio (coming soon).
Anyways, I shot some simple portraits and head-shots of Victoria before moving on to some beauty shots and then finished up with some natural light shots. The light coming through the windows just as we were wrapping up was really nice, so I just had to take advantage of it for the few minutes that it was there.
My lighting setup for the portraits was the exact same as my recent shoot with Rebecca Dore. A large feathered softbox with a large fill coming from a v-flat. The beauty lighting setup was also the same used during Rebecca's shoot.
These last two portraits were shot in natural light. The image on the right is just pure natural light coming through the windows. The windows in my studio run the whole length of one wall and are just over a meter from the floor. I'd say they're about another meter or so in height too.
The sun started to come out from behind the clouds outside, so the light got quite harsh and was also coming in at an angle, so I had to improvise a bit to soften the light again for the image on the left. Check out the diagram below.
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