Thanks for your comments. It isn't often as a photographer that you get told a shot of yours is inspiring. The lighting was actually very simple. It was a single flashgun, shot through an umbrella, held high (probably around 7 feet). Probably with more complex lighting, it would have lost the feel. I increased the contrast during PP, to give it a harder look and added some light grain (as well as the obvious vignette).That sounds interesting, I hope you'll find a lot of inspiration. These photos inspired me, in fact I contacted a model I've used before where I used to live. I have already planned to go back for a visit in April, and now I'm even more excited. We talked a bit yesterday and we will hopefully use a very interesting setting. Thanks for the inspiration!Thanks. Until a couple of years or so ago, I hdn't really done any proper portrait shoots, concentrating on nature photography, but this year, I've done more portraits than anything else (it's been a difficult year for me). A few weeks ago, I joined a site designed to get various creatives together, mainly for portraiture. Happy New Year to you too.Cool, she has a great face and fantastic eyes. It must be fun shooting with her.
Thanks Ken. I'm actually in the middle of arranging another shoot with her, but just to keep you going, here's another from the same shoot.
Heather Louise by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr
I hope you'll be able tonpost some photos from the new shoot.
I have recently moved from one continent to another and don't have any models yet for my portrat shoots that I like to do so much. I hope that will be sorted soon.
Happy new year to you!
Would you like to explain how your light setup was for thos shoot?
Good luck with your shoot and hope to see some of the results.