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split lighting

Portrait Lighting Styles -Split Lighting

The latest in my series of portrait lighting techniques. You’ve got me again (un retouched). This shot is straight out of camera. It’s in black and white so you can see the light pattern more clearly.

loop lighting

Portrait Lighting Styles -Loop Lighting

Another in my series of lighting techniques which may be useful if you need a DIY headshot given that most of us are in lockdown. You’ve got me again (un retouched). This shot is straight out of camera. It’s in black and white so you can see the light pattern more clearly.

splash in wine glass

The story behind the shot – A bit of fun with flash

Another of my ‘why not try this at home’ posts. You’ll need a darkish room as you’ll be lighting the shot with flash only (oh! And you’ll need an external flashgun so you can control the power output – from about £26 on Amazon if you don’t already have one).

Portrait Lighting Styles -Butterfly Lighting

Another of my ‘why not try this at home’ posts given that most of us are in lockdown. You’ve got me (un retouched) as no-one in our house is keen on being photographed because it’s been weeks since any of us saw a hairdresser. This shot is straight out of camera. It’s in black and white so you can see the light pattern more clearly.

Portrait Lighting Styles -Lighting Ratios

Another of my ‘why not try this at home’ posts given that most of us are in lockdown. Again you’ve got me (un retouched). This shot is straight out of camera. It’s in black and white so you can see the light pattern more clearly.

Portrait Lighting Styles – Rembrandt Lighting

Another of my ‘why not try this at home’ posts given that most of us are in lockdown. You’ve got me (un retouched – I could make myself look like George Clooney but it would take days of Photoshop work and life’s too short) as no-one in our house is keen on being photographed because it’s been weeks since any of us saw a hairdresser. This shot is straight out of camera. It’s in black and white so you can see the light pattern more clearly.

darth vader cheesegrater

The story behind the shot…

…(actually two shots in this case) – Darth Vader at home in his cheese grater Another in my series of ‘ why not try this at home’ blogs given that we’re in the middle of the Covid – 19 lockdown. I guess most of you know that Darth Vader lived in Fortress Vader on Mustafar