Thought I’d give you a look at a few additions to my World War 2 / Home Guard Project that I took a couple of weeks back and also give you a look Behind the Scenes at the lighting set up…
Now with this being a project / series I think it’s important to have consistency in the look and feel of the images and of course that starts with the lighting.
As you can see from the picture below involves one light positioned in such a way as to give Rembrandt lighting pattern (one side of the face lit, the other in shadow all for a triangular pattern of light on the cheek underneath the eye…
The difference with this set up compared to others in this series that I have written about is that the Octa Softbox used was bigger; 175cm as opposed to 135cm to ensure that the full length of the subject was lit as I wanted.
Grey seamless paper was used as the background and the floor, to which I’ve then added a combination of textures during Post Production; the floor was a stone slabs / paved image that is to be included in my Photographer’s Creativity Pack: Texture, Walls and Floors which will be available in the next few days.
This week I’m away in The Netherlands filming some material to be included in a new, full length download so there’ll be no YouTube LVE Stream. But on that note, for the next one, I’m thinking of including how I added the floor as one of the tutorials I show.
What do you think?
If you’d like me to include it please do let me know in the comments…thanks
Oh one more thing…
Here’s another Behind the Scenes where you can see the set up along with how I was shooting tethering into Library on my MacBook Pro.
The portrait on the right is one I saw at a recent exhibition. My original intent was to create pictures where there was a landscape behind the soldier that was actually a painting. This I can do in Photoshop and actually went out to photograph what I thought would look good however having tried it, changed my mind and went with the traditional grey background made to look like a canvas by using a mixture of textures and Photoshop Blend Modes…
Right that’s all from me so if you have any questions / comments I’ll be sure to take a look and I’ll catch you next time.