Short-lit profile of Kara

This is a style of lighting I've been wanting to try for a while but hadn't got around to it.

Single light, camera right and behind subject, high, into silver brolly @ 1:1.

The black is due to physics and underexposing the ambient conditions.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 7th February 2010, This photo: 1:22pm


  • [ Kane ] said:
    Seams to have worked well.
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm not completely enamoured with the expression, but I think the lighting worked sufficiently well.
  • accesser said:
    Nice you sure do have the lighting down pat ! it fits B&W perfectly.
    I'm hoping to start out in the strobist stuff myself this year just picked up a umbrella.
  • baar_01 said:
    I think the expression works. Nice job.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well with all this rain about, I'm not surprised ;-)
    Thanks Matt.
  • renanluna said:
    Amazing light!
    The expression of this model is perfect to composition!
  • SkattyKat said:
    I think this works really well
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Quite simple to achieve too once you think about it.
    Thanks Kath. I'd seen this kind of thing done before but never got around to trying it.
  • shonkathan said:
    I like this a lot. I was pontificating (to myself) if there should be just a tinge of detail on the dark side but then I decided that I should quit and just enjoy the photo :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I kept having to stop myself putting another light on that side to add a tinge of detail when shooting it. I wanted the result I got, but there was always a niggling suggestion that I should light the other side too. ;-)