Altglass and (mostly) available light photography?
Last week I met with Cameron from Atlanta Street Fashion and Tia from The Fashion Lush to do a shooting for their upcoming style features on their blogs. We started talking about doing something together sometime back in December, where I learned about Cameron’s and Tia’s fantastic blogs. The shooting was at the Oakland Cemetery, a stunning location with a variety of different moods and atmospheres.
We shot a pretty simple two-light setup. As we shot outside, the main/key light was simply the ambient light. It was overcast, so we did not have to worry about too much contrast from sun light although we shot around mid day. We shot one light through an umbrella for fill and texture. The other light was bare, as back light, almost turned away from the model to provide only a hint of a rim for separation – you can see this in the shot above on the knees and legs as well as the hair on the left (here the light setup is mirrored). The light rim had to be extremely subtle to go well with the low contrast, muted color signature I had planned for.
Basic setup as usual – see EXIF data.
Camera: Sony NEX 6
Exposure: f/4-5.6, 1/125, ISO 100
Lens: Sony 50mm f/1.8
Flash 1: Alien Bees B800 shot through umbrella
Flash 2: Alien Bees B800 bare
Triggered by cyberSync
Here are only a few of the shots I took – I do not want to spoil too much. If you want to see more you will need to head over to Cameron’s blog and Tia’s blog, where you get the full story and many more of my shots.
Here is a behind-the-scenes shot taken by Cameron.