My wife’s friend Jan was visiting us recently. They were working towards completing some costumes for an upcoming event. I’ll talk about that more in another post.
While she was here, I asked her to step into an area I had set up. I had wanted to try a certain way of getting a high-key portrait. She had stated on a previous time that I worked with her as a model that she liked portraits with a lighter, airy feel to them. It seemed like a good way to try to do two things at once that way; test a lighting idea while doing something nice for her.
How I did it, after the jump.
It may not look like much, but it’s a pretty effective little setup, even on a cloudy day with not a lot of light. As you can see, it’s a natural light setup, surrounding the subject with white fabric with a reflector board. Meter under the chin, and off you go.