As simple as this picture seems, it was not that way. This took moving some furniture and being creative with light.
So here is what I did with this photo. There was not enough light coming into the room to get a photo that was not dramatic. So, I decided to use the wall behind me as a huge light source. By using my ring light as a light source and having the ability to hold it in my hand, it gave me greater control to adjust the angle of the light. As you can see in the photo, she has a nice catch light in her eye. This is because the white wall behind me became like a huge soft box. I also used a reflector to add some light to the side of her face.
The other key to this photo is the depth of field. Because I shot at f2.8, I was able to get the limited depth of field. Also, placing items in front of her. This helps create the depth and dimension I was going for in the photo.
Here is another photo that I did but changed a few things.
Here is how I did it…
This was pretty much the same setup. This time I just did not power so much light from the Ring Light. I still exposed at f2.8, and the photo had an entirely different look. What I controlled here was the amount of light.
So whenever you are shooting and you have to work fast, just think about how you can create different looks with just adjusting the power of your strobes. I hope this helps.
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