Borrowing from the "Old Masters"

lighting borrowing viewer triangular terms Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

This series is about borrowing and re-interpreting the style of the old master painters, back before photography was invented.

lighting borrowing viewer triangular terms Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Lighting Diagram

The main light is on the right, a large softbox. The panel on the left is a large white reflector.

lighting borrowing viewer triangular terms Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Firstly, look to the lighting across the face, your "perfect" image will have that classic Rembrandt lighting of a lit face on oneside and that little triangular patch on the other.

Secondly, I have adopted colour schemes that are straight from the old artists. Blue's and Red's and loaded with symbolic meaning in art, and even when the viewer does not know the details, they are still affected by that cultural sensibility.

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In these three images, although little has changed in terms of props, lights, etc., just look at how the posing creates entirely different feels and styles to the final images.

Model: IvoryFlame

 
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