Got a fun new project to work on! Doing a series that works with alternative lighting - creating shadows by lighting people through different textures such as lace and cheap patio furniture... It's harder than it looks. The series was inspired by a brief shoot done last year through a lace tablecloth:
Alaina Souers, February 2012
Northern Arizona University Studio
2 Profotos, a soft box, and a lot of lace
Katie Kelly, March, 2011
So yesterday went and had a first shoot for the official series and went and whipped out that lace tablecloth again to try it out in a studio setting. Had a great first shoot with Alaina Souers who was absolutely great to work with... Also thanks to the boyfriend who took standing for an hour holding a lace tablecloth (which was just not cooperating with the studio lights) very well and without much complaint.
After a lot of frustration trying to figure out why the lace had worked with the sun and wouldn't work with the studio lights in making some good shadows (and some resulting images completing lacking any shadow but still cool), finally got things working and had an awesome shoot... check out the rest of the shoot below!
Shooting with Shadows
2/22/2012 07:19:26 am
Very well done, Noelle... I would not have thought this was in the studio - it looks like window light.
2/22/2012 08:51:52 am
Thanks Gary! Working with the lace created a lot of different effects on the light... sometimes there were these real crisp shadows, other times it just diffused the light in the really lovely way.
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