Archive for February, 2012
It was a beautiful day for outdoor photos, today. Though it is only 22 February 2012, it feels more like late March – very spring like! The location where this photo was taken is one of my favorites, when it comes to urban background photography. This area has a good blend of graffiti, drain pipes, and other discarded material that just gives the area a certain atmosphere. Being that this is close to the Grand River, the area where this photo was taken offers many different atmospheres all in one convenient location. No shortage of options!
In terms of portraiture, one lighting technique I enjoy employing is using natural sunlight as a hair light / fill light, while using a daylight-balanced strobe as the key light. I find that this method allows the model’s face to be properly exposed, while the sun gives her hair a warm, beautiful, golden glow. An example of this technique in action would be in this photo I took, yesterday.