Emily Moore's picture

Femme Rouge

I love experimenting with the color red!

This was a four light setup. To achieve this shot, I used an optical snoot with a spot gobo to achieve the white circle of light on the model's face. There is a beauty dish with red gel for fill just beside the camera. A 33" silver umbrella with red gel provides the edge highlight, and there is also a gridded and gelled light on the black seamless paper background.

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Don L's picture

Emily, who is your model? She is gorgeous.. I love the way you capture the red with the black...

Emily Moore's picture

This one (and many of the rest) are actually self-portraits. I'm working on diversifying my artistic (as opposed to traditional portrait) portfolio, but it's been a bit tough the last few months. You're very kind.

Don L's picture

I wish I had a model like you! But on a serious side, I do like what your photos..so, keep it up!

Robert Nurse's picture

Wow! And that's not just on how great you look. I've tried self portraits and they're not easy.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks! They're not easy, but I think they really help me experiment with lighting. For example, I don't have to worry about annoying someone with light setup changes. I think it helps me with pose coaching sometimes too.

lorenzo emme's picture

I like it very much, awesome work, thx for sharing :)

Rich Bind's picture

The eyes have it. Many subtle points of interest including black shiny reflecting pearls around her long neck and shoulder. With her shoulders at different angles as if some movement. If her lips were closed any difference of her inquisitive expression? The spot-light fixed on her face as if caught in the act of spying? Nice cheek bones.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave detailed feedback and thank you also for the kind words. :)

Fleur Ane's picture

Beautiful girl.

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Mary Bel's picture

Beautiful image...it is executed perfectly.

Emily Moore's picture

Thank you so much!

Hector Reyes's picture

Well done. Your description is inspiring. I generally use only a couple of lights but you've inspired me to break out my other lights.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks, Hector! I have to remind myself sometimes to keep it simple. Lately I've been doing a lot of four light setups, so sometimes I challenge myself to do one or two light setups instead.

Hector Reyes's picture

haha! We're coming at it from opposite directions! A lot of my gallery is 1 light.

Emily Moore's picture

And you get lovely results! I actually shot some window light recently and it was nice not fussing with the lights, so I need to mix that in more often.

Valen Fdez's picture

Preciosa foto.. sutil, elegante y sofisticada. Ese color rojo es una maravilla..el reflejo en el iris del ojo, en el collar es perfecto, y el equilibrio de luces es.. perfecto! la mirada es una delicia.. enhorabuena, gran trabajo.

Emily Moore's picture

Thank you so much! I don't speak Spanish, but my friend helped me translate. I really appreciate your kind words.

Mark Bucher's picture

Yes. Red. I get it! Very nicely done. For giggles, I'd love to recreate this in B&W, I loved high contrast B&W portraits long ago in college