Fashion photographer Peter Coulson is back with another video showing us his process of seeing light. This time he takes an even more minimal approach than his previous videos to prove that expensive gear isn't always needed to produce quality photography.
In this insightful video, Australian photographer Peter Coulson tackles the comments on his previous videos, arguing that he was still shooting with equipment that gave him an edge and that he still had the advantage of the use of his studio.
This time, he takes a rather simple approach, with kit that can be purchased for around $600 in total, a Sony a6000 body and a 7Artisans 50mm f/0.95 lens. Instead of using his studio, he's shooting outdoors in what many photographers may not consider ideal circumstances. The sun is high in the sky, and he's out and about in the suburbs. He shoots by the roadside, in front of shuttered shops, and in what looks like a sports ground.
Peter focuses on showing us how he uses his surroundings. He shares how he sees light coming off everyday objects, such as a car that's passing by, concrete flooring, and fences. Watching him position the model and himself as he frames his shots is quite educational. He also shares his camera's setup so that you can follow what he's doing.
The result is a set of images in Peter's signature black and white, which can be used in a number of contexts including portraits, model folios, and fashion.
I think Peter has settled this discussion. What do you think?