Simple abstract figure lighting
In this shot we skim across the torso both seeing the overall form and shape, but also the fine details of the texture of the skin and the downy hairs.
In the first two examples the light is into the back wall of the cove, so all the light on the figure is just reflected light and very diffuse. In the third image the light is now shining directly across the body from behind.
There are many decisions to make with this kind of abstract form, not least where do you crop to - inclusion of obvious features - such as nipples - can provide a very grounded image, cropping in tighter makes it more abstract.
I love the "rolling hills" effect in this image, the hard light, the toned figure, the down upon the skin.
Model: Rebecca Mitchell
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