This is a shot from a duoshoot from a week or so ago. I used quite a hard light so the fall-off at the bottom is straight from camera.
Here are two things that I don’t do often – using natural light and a home scene.
The light was not particulary bright anymore – thanks to Canon 6D’s excellent ISO properties which still catches enough light. The lens was Canon’s 50/1.4.
The photo was taken in her bedroom and hardly postprocessed except for the obvious black & white conversion. It fits the girl’s character, it was much fun to try this as a change to the controlled studio environment!
I had a visit from Jessica again, and along with her came Simone, from a make-up company in Huizen, Face Two Face. I went for a lighting setup that I had never tried before; a clamshell basis, with a beautydish at the top, and a softbox lying at the floor.
At the sides, at around 45 degrees behind her, there were two striplights to get some rim lighting. All in all this gives an almost high-key effect.