This is a first draft of a portrait for some awesome people who have each blessed my life. For this image, I was looking for a edgy, hard light rendering. Did I succeed? You decide.
Dissect this for me, what do you see? How was it made? When you think you know what happened here, read on.
This is a simple lighting technique, but the construction of the final image was a little complicated. I composited eight images to create the final image. These included:
- An exposure to capture the sky and blue light on the old building.
- An exposure to capture the foreground.
- One exposure to capture each band member. Each of these exposures were lit with a single speed light in a shoot through umbrella which was held on a boom just in front of and just above each subject. Tierney Miller and Zack Green functioned as VAL 1 and VAL 2. VAL, voice activated light stand. They hand held a second speedlight with a blue gel to produce the blue edge light. They did a great job. Thanks guys, you were awesome.