This short photo shoot session in one bedroom at The Rectory Hotel near Malmsbury was organised by Andrew Jackson, one of my Evolve 3 delegates for the benefit of all the Evolve group. It wasn’t a workshop or tutorial session as such but I did suggest using just controlled ambient light in the room to create a high key set of images and then a low key set of images and here is a small selection of my shots for your perusal. I must just add that my Fujifilm X100 hadn’t arrived by this time so these of Jojo (Johanna Ormsby) were taken on my Canon 5Dmk2 with either the 100mm or 50mm L lenses.
It was lovely for me to see this light bulb moment for my Evolvers. I juggled the lighting style in the room to deliver a more moody look and new picture opportunities were immediately created.
It doesn’t take long to become a master of light once you are shown the fundamentals. Practice makes perfect and over the two shoot sessions that Andrew organised, of which this was one, all of my students saw very significant gains in their photography. Both in terms of being more able to see picture opportunities and in developing an increased ability to exploit and manipulate the existing light.
There you have it, my small selection of shots taken in one hotel bedroom. Jojo (Johanna Ormsby) did her own make up and provided the clothes.
All the techniques shown here and many more using continuous light are taught on my Feminine Beauty workshop.
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