Bram van Dal's picture

Model: Sophie Frijns

Model: Sophie Frijns
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/90
Aperture: F / 1.8
Iso: 1250
Lens: 85

Location; Vershal at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

This photo comes from several sides light, on the left of the model comes from a wine rack white light today, on my side comes from another wine rack warm yellow light and right behind her, comes from lighting what is above the counter hang of a store white light away.

Depending on how many lights are present at a location, I always play with the balance between light and shadow and I go to see what kind of a function it will get in the photo for each light source.

In this photo, the illumination of the left side has the function as hair light, the illumination on my side as an interpretation to soften the shadow and for the bright spots in her eyes and the illumination right behind her has the function to emphasize the profile of her face .

In this way, as a photographer, it no longer matters whether you work in a studio or on location, but you make it easier to look at the possibilities yourself.

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4 Comments

Greg Fulton's picture

Howdy Bram. Nice use of colour in this image. Seems to me tho, that the single strongest element of the image is in shadow. Her eyes. MY eyes are drawn to her left shoulder and the highlights behind her. Perhaps with a bit more 'pop' in her eyes, your carefully orchestrated colours would balance the image much more. I really like the natural look too. Cheers - Greg

Joseph Anthony's picture

I agree with Greg, and looks great at 1.8 (That the Tamron?). her eyes could use some light.

Bram van Dal's picture

Thank you for your reaction, I like it to play with light in the real world, sometimes, has the face more shadow and has she more backlight, also in this case.
But I like the look and feeling in this photo.

Bernd Stoeckl's picture

Another one with a strong green color cast, now I get the suspicion your monitor is out of balance.