Creating a diptych

model diptych shadows visualisation transitions Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Although shot as single images, my pre-visualisation for this shoot was the diptych at the end of this post.

First the model is shot pulling in one direction, then in the other.

I really wanted a very intense look - and so the model really had to pull as hard as possible on the rope to get the correct feel.

model diptych shadows visualisation transitions Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Lighting Diagram

The scene is lit by a single narrow softbox to one side giving hard shadows and shadow transitions.

model diptych shadows visualisation transitions Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

It is no good just flipping an image to form the right hand side, the shadows would be pointing in the wrong direction.

model diptych shadows visualisation transitions Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

And this is the final diptych.

Model: Laura Summer

 
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