L I G H T I N G
This is always a hot topic. As Instagram has allowed us a platform to capture our work post it and give us the opportunity to attract the clients we are looking build into our book. It has also given us the opportunity to be seen by companies, magazines and visibility for things we haven’t even thought of yet. Capturing our work to showcase it in its natural beauty, I’d say has been THE biggest challenge for most us.
In my opinion, natural outdoor but indirect light is the best lighting we have. But it represents a host of challenges. Wind, sunlight, clouds and rain. This client has the most beautiful hair. All of these pictures were taken within minutes of each other and approximately 15 ft from one back ground to the other. It’s amazing how different they look. A simple turn of her body or me shifting 3 inches to the left or right changes my lighting entirely. I personally dislike my indoor lighting. I’ve invested in new lightbulbs and a studio backdrop along with studio lighting and the ever popular ring light. For how I like my work to be shown all of these options drown out my end result and make the color look flat and washed out. We’ve resorted to blocking off parking spaces directly in front the spot where we take our pictures to try to stop the reflection of the sun off of the parked cars windshield. It’s seriously a battle. So many challenges. Often, I go weeks in between getting a good accurate photo due to all of the challenges we are faced with.