Chapter 11. Student Studio Lighting Experiments
Over the years, I've had the honor of giving seminars at the Hallmark Institute of Photography (
www.hallmark.edu) in Turner Falls, Massachusetts. The highlight for me is seeing the work of the students. Throughout this chapter, you'll get a glimpse of the creative artistry of just a few of the students in the class of 2009.
To light this model, I used two softboxes and positioned them about a foot away from the subject—one on each side. I did this to create highlights that outline his arms and define his muscles.
The model stood very close to the softboxes. This created a short fall off of light that infused shadow on his body. To feather the light, I turned the face of the softboxes toward the camera slightly.
To fill in some detail on the model's face and to add catch light to his eyes, I added a beauty dish in front of the model. I love the symmetry in this image and was careful in placing lights to achieve it.
My vision for this photograph was to create a sense of power for the model and generate intensity in his eyes to connect him with the viewer.
I love to photograph movement.
When making this shot, I wanted to ...