April 8th, 2016
This is another mini-shoot that Lianne and I did while I was home during the long Easter weekend. This shoot is titled Dauntless. This shoot was done with a simple light and background set up. The background was a white piece of my roll of background paper. The lighting was done with one light source which was a constant florescent light with a soft box. The soft box insured that the light be smooth and soft, making the shadows less harsh around the edges of her face and under her nose and eyes. To get the desired effect of “butterfly lighting”, the light was placed above her head. I was holding the light stand as it did not extend as long as I needed it to.
I knew I needed to use a reflector to bounce the light coming from above her head back onto her face to both fill in the shadows and light up her eyes. To do this, we used a home made reflector that was made out of a board wrapped in tin foil. As we shot, Lianne held the reflector just above her lap and tilted it inwards to help create the cache light you see in her eyes. I wanted to use bright makeup that accentuated her eyes. I also wanted to use light that was both soft, but brought out her facial structure. I wanted a look that that both soft and edgy; which I think the light and makeup really makes both possible.
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I hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes look at Dauntless.
See more by watching the behind the scenes video here!