Usually, working in the studio is about control. You’re controlling the power of lights, fine tuning their position, composing the shot, directing the model. Your final image is all about your subject and the studio is there to enable this, certainly not to be part of the photo.
So, it was refreshing to see some photos taken by Lorna Milburn on our Studio Lighting Workshop. Lorna thought that the images we were creating looked too much like studio images, not to her taste, so she engaged her very creative brain and decided that she was going to make the studio part of the shot. In the images that Lorna created, which you see here, she has included a light in one, and used the background as a frame for the model in the other. It’s always great to see a fresh approach to photography like Lorna’s.
Both images by Lorna Milburn created on our Studio Lighting Workshop.
By Andrew Mason. 4 Feb 2014.