1. Minimalist natural light and a strong pose creates a striking image.
All the shots from Mondays workshop have been processed by Luke in black and white. My shots were taken using prime lenses and we shot in extreme exposure situations to challenge and educate us all.
2. Dappled sunlight is perfect for beauty shots when used well.
3. Simple natural light portraits like this made up 80% of the workshop.
4. A slash of flash set up this simple portrait.
5. I love natural light contra jour portraits.
6. Simple key and kick lighting created by the urban environment.
7. I always look for an alternative angle. Stina's soft shadow is accentuated by her bias cut dress.
8. Key and kick lighting at a very low level gave us a challenge to capture sharp pictures.
9. Orange and blue colours blinded us at this location. This mono shot clears the tones and simplifies the lines. We had the choice of doubling the light but I like the simple single shadow lighting.
10. Striking light occurs in the most unlikely places. I love converging lines and grids.
11. Natural light, a door and a drain pipe provide the perfect space for Stina to occupy.
12. The word on the left is 'bombed' but looks better shortened to 'bed'. Stina's pose and the low viewpoint make the shot for me. A splash of flash from a Speedlight on a stand brings the shot alive.
13. I couldn't resist this frame.
14. Rivets and a tight crop add to the intensity of this shot.
15. As the day got hotter, Stina got cooler. Aviators helped the look.
16. Stina's cool look adds to the gravity created by the forced framing.
We had a great shoot session on Monday pushing ourselves and our kit to the limits. All these pictures were taken with either a 50mm f/1.2 lens or a 100mm f/2.8 lens.
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