by Damian McGillicuddy Published
By comparison the lighting is quite simple! The 'key' light is a Nissin Di 866 shot through my ever-faithful and always reliable 19" beauty dish set to camera left and position to 'Feather' the light and give a short 'looppattern'.
The second Nissin was simply placed on its foot and positioned on the step Charlie. Its head was 'zoomed' to approximately 35mm to ensure the 'rim' lighting was contained but still effective if separating the subject from the environment. Its power was set to EV +0.5 to the 'key' light.
As in a lot of my imagery, the 'fill' was supplied by the ambient illumination. 'Dragging' the shutter slightly gave me the ability to control the image contrast and shadow density.
Simple but effective... a little like my good self ;0)
So what did I do and why did I do it:
This is somewhat a personal image for me and I wanted to create a portrait of my Dad that showed him as more than the old man that is perceived by the casual viewer.
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