Last week I shot in the studio for a second time with my friend, Katie. Some of the images were with window light, such as the first photograph, above. By the way, click on any image to see it LARGER and clearer. Window light can be beautiful – and has a quality that just can’t be reproduced with artificial lights.
In this closeup shot, I asked Katie to look right into one of the studio lights. I used a very narrow depth of field. Note that her left eye (right as we view it) and her lips are in sharp focus but most of the rest of the image is soft. This matches our perception when we look at someone – often our focus/attention is just on parts of a face.
This photograph is shot in a typical fashion lighting setup, with pretty even lighting all around, but with the main light coming from the right.
With some of the images, I converted to black and white. In this one, we have nice, soft window light coming from the left side.
If you missed my first blogpost of images of Katie, check out http://blog.blakerobinsonphotography.com/katie-in-the-new-studio
Katie is a joy to work with – I told her we make a great team!
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the other communities of Beaufort County, South Carolina.
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