Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Simple" child portrait

So when I say simple, I mean the setup. Working with a 2 and a half year old is never simple. I took a shot (below) to show you my lighting setup. YOU can do it too.

Well I went into a quiet room to set up my lights and before I even fired a single test shot, in walked the subject - my daughter. (I should have had a child wrangler outside the room!) Well I knew I'd have her attention for 2 minutes if I was LUCKY. So I just started shooting.
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If I had more time to test, I would have dropped the umbrella fill light a touch in order to allow for a few less shadows, but the contrast did add a little bit of an artsy effect. Behind the chair is a pop-up background..