Emily Moore's picture

Aspectu Tristis

I was in a more contemplative mood when I shot and edited this photo.

This is a two light setup. White 17" beauty dish key with a 24x36 matthews flag to create the shadow on the face and a low power background light behind.

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I love the way you lit it. I always love B&W. Great shot.


this shot is B&W? =)

I guess not. It looked like it the first time I saw it. Thanks, Marek, for pointing it out.

that's cool! Outstanding lighting Emily! Love the post production. impeccable.

Thank you so much! This shot has really grown on me.

The lighting on this is just superb, the shadow you created is just a great position. I love the crop of the photograph. I am really enjoying your style

Thank you so much! I love working with flags, they can really add a depth to the image, but they can also be a bit challenging too! Thanks also for your comments about my work. Means a lot. :)

Congratulations on the Pod!!

very finest

Subtlety, so pleasant this capture

Congrat's for Photo of the Day.

such a nice atmosphere, love the shadows!

Thank you, Paola. :)

Beautiful shot. Did you flag the light in this shot?

Yes! More info in the description on the lighting, but yes, there was a 24x36 Matthews flag to create the shadow on the face.

Stunning photos Emily! More impressed by the fact most of them are self-portraits. Do you mind if I ask you about your process of composing and focusing the shots? I always asked myself about the best process of doing self-portraits.

Hi, Marcel, thanks!

It admittedly takes a lot longer to shoot self portraits than to shoot portraits of others. Most of those don't end up here because most people want me to shoot traditional portraiture. Anyway, I have a few different ways of doing self portraits. A lot of it is just trial and error until I get the composition I want. I have a remote trigger and I shoot tethered. I sometimes also explain to my husband how I want the shot composed and have him help me move the focus point or pan the camera. For closeups, I trigger the remote myself. For three quarter length shots, I get everything composed and then tell my husband when to fire the remote. I end up taking quite a lot of shots. Sometimes I review the shots and decide to go back and shoot the same setup another day. Happy to answer any questions.

Tks for the reply! Keep the good work!

Nice tones