This shot is very similar to my self portrait from last week, though the light has been adapted to suit the different subject. I used two LP160 in an octabox in front and above the subject and a gold reflector just out of frame below. In other words, classic beauty light. The reason for the gold reflector was that I was planning to do this shot in colour and I wanted a warmer glow to it. However, I ended up liking the black and white version better.
What do you think, which version is better?
I do like the colour version quite a bit as well but after playing around with black and white it seemed to fit even better. The black and white was faster to edit as well, since I often have trouble with my wife’s skin tones and have to fiddle around a lot before it looks good.
I don’t really have anything else to say about this one, so it seems like it will be a very short post. I guess the technical aspects can be covered rather quickly when there’s no interesting story behind the shot. Just goes to show how little the technical actually matters…this is me trying to be deep in order to drag out the post a bit, I’ll stop that now.