Different Light, Different Looks
http://www.greggcestaro.net Whenever I do portraits, I try to not do the hands crossed, tilt and smile studio light portraits that many do. So when asked to do Laurel’s “day in the life” images, I look to fashion editorial to give more freedom to the shot. Being aware of reflected, direct, subdued, diffused, mirrored or spotlit downtown locations, and their best times of day provides great ops for those in the know. Moreover, the same person/location shot from different angles with the same lighting situation provides different types of images from the same shot. The main image of Laurel was inside a store just as she walked in, left side backlight with white wall reflecting. The next was outside, open shade with glass building reflector, the next… same with photoshop bump for zine cover look, and the next one was intense sun reflected from glass building backlight, under red cafe umbrella, and white card reflector, and my fave, similar to the last one but in black and white. Playing with light is half the fun. See the rest here.