November 09, 2015 • Leave a Comment
KatieKatie poses in a forest setting, taking advantage of the setting sun and fill light from a strobe Perfect Light- The sun was starting to dip below the tops of the trees and the forest was starting to dim ever so slightly. I knew we only had a few more minutes before we had to move to higher ground to capture the light of the golden hour. It was dark enough I felt I needed a strobe to provide a little fill light. What I saw in the previews on the camera back were extraordinary to me. I loved, loved, loved the lighting. It was through no gift or skill I have. I just stumbled onto the most beautiful light. And I had just the right model giving me just the right look. I started snapping away. I move a little and moved her a little to find different poses and different backgrounds. One could argue its too dark. I can make it lighter (and probably will, to give the client a couple of different choices) and desaturate or lighten parts of it. Yes, I can do all of those things. But, for me, for this day and this model, I had finally captured the perfect light. I captured what I intended to capture when I started out for the afternoon with camera in tow. Katie (my model), started to laugh at me because she could hear my excitement and amazement at each preview (yes, I peek at the previews!). I think her boyfriend was laughing at me too. Some day they will know that perfect moment in time and they will wonder, as I did, and wish those moments came more often.
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