Sunday, 26 January 2014

Fairytale, Soho

Fairytale, Soho by flatworldsedge
Fairytale, Soho, a photo by flatworldsedge on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Second shot from Thursday's first "Soho Noir" session with Vicky.

I'm really pleased with the balance of clean strobe and sodium/fluorescent lights to work the "neo noir" tone set.

Lesson for next time - her hand is probably over exposed, and the highlights could be a little less intense on her face. I'm going for a sort of "Vogue noir" - so not the mad, ultra hard contrast of proper film noir images. This is probably a little too half way. The strobe does probably need flagging better to keep it off the cage - behind her head the orange glow diminishes as a result.

Lots more to come in this series!

Info for Strobist:

Single Canon 600EX-RT in Lastolite Ezybox, 1m from model, 45* degree camera left, 45* up. Triggered by second (non-firing) Canon 600EX-RT on camera, used over ST-E3-RT for focus assist.