Daily Photo: 11/12/2013 - Karsh Lighting [Portrait]



This was a tough lighting setup to get right.  I still don't think I got it, but I'm closer now than when I started. The principle is pretty simple: use hard, directional lighting to make a portrait.  Karsh's lighting is theatrical, it's motivated and has purpose.

I used the reflector off of a desk lamp to help direct the front light.  The two flashes behind me were snooted with home-made gaffer tape snoots.

I have to say, this would have been a lot faster had I taken the photos while tethered, and using a remote trigger.  The shallow depth of field is very tough to work with when you're running to and from the camera.