Back in the studio….Its all good
Well as I have just completed my first year at University its time to crack on with some personal projects and improve in areas where I am not so skilled. One area where I do need to improve is with studio lighting. Although I may know more than the average rookie, I still battle trying to light a crisp white background. However, if its one thing that I have learnt whilst being at University it is not to be backwards in coming forward. So if there is something which I am not sure about I need to address this and find the answer. I’m surrounded by people who have knowledge in this area so will be calling in a few favours shortly..
This may sound geeky but I’m a great believer in ‘lists’. I have made a list of what areas of photography I need to improve in. There are plenty, but I know that only by recognising my weak areas can I begin to make them strong. Studio lighting is up there near the top so I’m arranging to do a few more shoots.
I am also starting to shoot with film again. In the studio, although I shoot digital I also tend to shoot a few rolls of medium format film. This helps me with composition and makes me pre-visualise my images more.
As you may guess from the shot below I am very much influenced by the sixties and models such as Twiggy. The texture and colour from the tights compliments the hair and skin tones well. I’m not into cheesy smiles on models so I believe the expression on the models face also plays a part in making the image work.
As per usual, constructive comments gratefully received. Also, any studio lighting experts in or around Coventry who want to give me the wealth of their knowledge please feel free to get in touch. To be honest I’m not a million miles off getting it right but I do still need some pointers and I could maybe trade studio time for training?