Gosh, I love to light stuff. This looks like window light but it's really two tungsten lights, used correctly. One is being aimed through a six by six foot, white scrim used so close to the talent that it's almost in the frame. The other light is being used naked, aimed at a back wall about 50 feet behind our talent. Two simple, tungsten lights. Two one thousand watt bulbs. That, and a sturdy tripod. And a posing table. And a 105mm Nikon lens. And an ancient Kodak camera. It really is the lighting and the direction that make an image sing. Everything else is just photographic window dressing....
Image for print advertising campaign for Austin Lyric Opera. Back before we knew we needed more than 6 megapixels and enough dynamic range to do the job.
Need 50 megapixels? Yeah, right. Go home and work on your technique.
One of the original Craftsy Photo Classes and
still one of the best!
I met Lance a couple of weeks ago in Denver
and found him to be really fun and knowledgeable
this class reflects what he teaches in hands-on
workshops in Ireland and Iceland, as well as
cool places around the U.S.
How to make what we shoot into a cohesive
train of visual thought.