I love a wide variety of types and styles of photography. Landscape, cityscapes, model photography, and I do really love street photography. (especially when I look at shots by photographers who are really good at it!)
But, as I look over a lot of the shots that I took this year, there is a specific category that really stands out to me. Certain shots that I really connect with and I think produce a strong artistic feeling.
These shots are some of the one’s I took of Geneva. That’s the model I’ve been working almost exclusively this year. If you’ve been here before, no doubt you’ve seen plenty of our work together. Actually this site almost looks more like it’s her’s than mine!
But of all the shots we’ve done together, my favorite ones are the shots using only using one light and my 50mm 1.2. (not always shot at 1.2 – sometimes it’s nice to have more than one eyelash in focus!) Ooops, update: I was looking through the EXIF data and some of these shots were shot with my EF 24-70mm f2.8. But still…
The light source is a fluorescent continuous light with a 32″ octagon softbox. The soft light and shadowing created with this setup is really beautiful.
You can spend tons of money on cameras and lighting gear, but then you can create such wonderful shots with just one light (and a beautiful model, of course :-).
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