using available light, and finding that interesting light
Photographing Kerri in an alley that I’ve used a few times before, I was looking for other interesting angles and backgrounds. This one stretch of white-washed wall was particularly bland … but then I noticed small splashes of light …
The sunlight reflecting off the windows on the opposite wall, was throwing interesting rectangular patterns on the white wall.
I decided to position Kerri in one of those splashes of light. This immediately created a much bolder image. The near mono-chromatic tones of the wall and the dress, now draws attention to the areas with color – her arms, shoulders and face.
In this way, I often look for interesting available light. But what if you can’t find available light that is interesting or dramatic? Well, then you just create your own:
equipment used during this session:
Nikon D3; Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VR II (B&H)