It was model night at the club again last night.
It’s still an intensely uncomfortable experience, but I’m actually finding I’m growing to enjoy it once I get past the “you model, me idiot who hasn’t a clue” stage.
It’s made me want to take more shots like this. Not sure when the opportunity will present itself though.
There is definitely a lot of magic goes into lighting these sort of shots. A lot more than my pictures give credit. One of the club members took charge of lighting and set up three lights –
- One firing into a white umbrella high right
- One firing into a white reflector left
- One firing through a snoot (I think that’s what it’s called) to the right rear
It’s maybe why I’m frustrated when reviewing these. I can see a picture I took, but not a photograph I composed if you know what I mean? I’d like to get some experience actually making lighting decisions and to do that I need to both understand lights and have access to the environment to do it.
It may be time to break out all the off camera strobe gear again.