I haven't done much studio work, but when we moved here
in 2018, I bought one studio light and an umbrella to explore it.
I hung a black blanket on the only free wall in my music room. I have little space in there, so I dispense with the umbrella and use the reflected light from the back wall
and ceiling. I point the light in the opposite direction because it's so bright! I don't own any fill lights.
At times, I have to pump
up the brightness in Lightroom
or Photoshop, but I edit everything
I show in there anyway. I really don't have room for another thing in the studio.
Shooting self–portraits is a
challenge, but I don't really pursue getting other people to pose for private reasons. It has nothing to
do with narcicism. I'll only have a few pieces to show here, but it is one of my favorite photographic
endeavors. I especially like the
black & white in this genre.
In addition to the selfies, I photographed a couple of the old guys in
our condo community, and a couple of friends, in my studio here using that single light. A few were taken on location with natural light.
I took a lighting class in 2013 from Chuck Vosburgh at
the Morean Arts Center in St. Pete. There were models and we
got the opportunity to direct and photograph them in a professional
studio, using a single light with a backdrop. Very cool.
Practicing headshots. Testing out my new glasses.
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