Portfolio shot for Veronika. I started using a flash to light the shot, but that was soon dismissed in favour of natural light from a large window which provided a gorgeous, soft and diffuse light. Key lesson learnt = never neglect natural light
Strobism: SB700 through softbox camera right 1/4 power
One of my favourite shots from two recent portrait shoots in Holborn. This is a style I’ve been visualising through my aforementioned ‘winter project’ to re-learn off-camera flash, as a general feel I wanted to express through mixing enironmental photography, blended with elements of portraiture. Very simple lighting, minimal editing to emphasise the setting, and of course the model and choice of clothing, all helped contribute to a shot I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with.
I’m presently working on a set of images captured during a shoot at an abandoned edwardian courthouse in Holborn, central london. Truly a unique setting! I even got to shoot in the main courtroom, which has a huge domed ceiling with skylights. You’ll see a few shots from here posted my me over the next few weeks. To start, here’s a natural light portrait of Veronika, one of the models I worked with that day.