30-Day Portrait Challenge: Modeling Lamp
Day 8 of my portrait challenge.
Yesterday was my first time to really use the modeling lamp as the main light, I thought I would revisit the concept again today.
This was the easiest setup so far. I had Gavin stand between the dark wall and the softbox.
Having him turn at slightly different angles gave a variety of looks.
I then tried angling the light up so that the bottom half of the image would fall into darkness. I liked the strong, dramatic light this produced.
I ended by angling the light down and having him look up toward me at differnt angles to the light.
I even managed to get a rare smile from him.
The first week of my portrait challenge is over and I already feel like I have discovered some new lighting techniques.
I look forward to breaking out a different modifier over the next couple days.
Go out and create some portraits of your own, I would love to see your results.