Chiaroscuro with Maureen…

I love playing with light and shadow in my photos, so when Maureen dropped me a line wanting to shoot, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to play with a technique I had been kicking around.   In short, I set up a background light to the right, close to the backdrop and flagged it to creat a hard line of light/shadow (I was working at f/16 to totally kill the ambient)  Then I put Maureen about 8′ in front of the backdrop and lit her hard from the left, using an apollo 28″ softbox.

The end result was to have the lit side on dark, and the dark side on light.    Kind of Noir-ish, kind of chiaroscuro… not sure what to call it, but I like it 🙂

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