Experimenting with Hard Light

Kara - stunned while covering her school books.

Strobist info: Vivitar 285HV to camera left (almost 90 degrees) at 1/16th power, zoomed to 105mm.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 17th January 2008, This photo: 6:07pm

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  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    Black and white is perfect for this picture. Nice one.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle :) Not bad for a candid shot really, obviously if it were a proper portrait I'd have move some stuff around to make the shadows fall exactly where I wanted them, etc, etc...
  • petepothole said:
    Its a great picture David!
    I'm in the middle of covering my 2 daughters books as they are too lazy too learn how to do it!
  • David de Groot said:
    The boys' school is now doing a different scheme whereby the books are delivered to school and we don't need to cover them. However, Kara is in high school so she still has books to cover, and being artistic, she's happy to do it herself (which is good, 'cause Lea and I are definitely totally over the book covering thing).
  • Margot- said:
    This image is so good. Looks like from an old suspense flick.
  • David de Groot said:
    It is a bit "film noir" isn't it ? That's the hard light and b&w of course. Better costuming, etc would complete the picture.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    nice shot, the hard light is quite effective
    somehow Kara looks quite different here to in your other shots of her, but perhaps because you surprised her
  • David de Groot said:
    Lighting can make such a huge difference to a scene. I've been having a puddle of late and as you've noticed it really can be a dramatic difference.
  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    I like those shadows. Very cool. =)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rob - the wonders of bare flash and b&w :)