I enjoyed my latest Studio shoot with Emma ( my daughter ) :-) this week.
Having constantly pestered Emma to let her Dad take some pictures, in a controlled Studio set-up I eventually persuaded her to indulge me and go ahead with the shoot. It took a while for us to get in the zone', however once we arrived there I was able to get some nice shots using different Studio techniques. The image above was shot with one light only and a reflector using the Clamshell method in a typical Beauty Dish' type approach. The Main light was from above straight onto Emma and I positioned myself and Camera just below the light and soft box. The modifier for the light was an Elinchrom Rotalux square soft box . It provides a beautiful soft light onto the subject and when positioned close, ( just out of shot ) the light is very soft and diffused. Of course lighting from above does make for shadows around the lower part of the face and chin.. As in the Clamshell method a reflector provides a second source of light reflecting some of the light from the soft box back upwards and eliminating the shadows around the chin and neck almost entirely. Using the reflector method saves the use of a second light below and is favoured by professional photographers in the Studio. So, this was our favourite shot from the session and is a crop of the Original image and little unusual.. for some might not be their style, but i wanted something different. Post production with the crop i used photoshop to sharpen the eyes and very little else.. Emma has lovely skin and minimum work was required to provide softening to the skin.. Thanks Emma for your patience and look forward to the next session. !