The Dark Side

A recent visitor…Darth Vader, from Darkside Entertainers.


Studio Shoot

I spent this evening working with the lovely Stacey Ann, we had the help of the brilliant Samantha Cat Dane for makeup and hair and very helpful assistance from Cheryl Muirson. I had quite a specific style in mind and we had a lot of fun experimenting. This is the first quick edit, my intention was to make B&W images but this works well as colour too.



Lighting Practice

I am doing a photo shoot this week based on some images I have collected on Pinterest. I thought I should have a play with different lighting options to make sure I had some idea of what I was doing! Unfortunately I was the only available subject which it made it quite hard.

I started with a simple beauty dish.


Next a harder light, the strobe with a simple reflector attached. 


Next playing with a strip box.


Strip box and a beauty dish.


Finally back to the strip box as the main light but varying the angle.

On the plus side I did get the looks I expected but tweaking was problematic while trying to do self-portraits, hopefully it will be easier next week when I don’t have to do the modelling too!