last week was a nice quiet week for me. I was in the office the whole week which means, I was at home every evening. It’s sometimes very relaxing to just be at home for some days in a row. I mean, it would bore me to death if I had to work in the office every day, but sleeping in your own bed is just soooo much better than the best hotel bed could ever be. If you travel a lot too, I’m sure, you also know that feeling. Being at home for a whole week also meant, I had some time for experimentation and also for sport this week. I even succeeded to go to my Taekwon Do training 4 times this week, which is great. Ok… I have to admit, yesterday I almost couldn’t move anymore because every part of my body felt sore from so much training. But that’s ok. It just reminds me of my general lack of training right now.
So as I had some free time at home, I decided to play around for this weeks photo a little bit and to try something different. No HDR style, no color blast, no big photoshop composition. Just Marie, and one strobe. I’m count myself pretty lucky, that I have my very patient private model at home and that she is almost always willing to do the crazy stuff that I come up with. As I wanted to do some experiments with my striplight (with and without grid) for some time now, I thought, why not do it this week. And so it came, that for this weeks picture, Marie had to do some underwear modeling. As this is the first time I did a picture like this, it was not easy for me (and also for her). We had to try some different poses, and also light setups until it finally turned out as I wanted it to.
So as I said, I just used a very simple one strobe setup this time. I put the striplight with grid (turned horizontaly) behind and slightly above Marie. To keep the light from spilling all over the place and also to get a nice black background, I put a self made black styrofoam absorber behind her (roughly 1x2m big) and that’s it. As the plain bedsheet was just too boring, I put this white tulle sheet on the bed. As it turned out, the backlight lets the tulle pop and shine really great. Probably you think I’m crazy for not thinking about this before I pressed the shutter. Well, that’s the best example of why I’m doing this project. To learn something and to get more experience. So this time it may have been a lucky accident, the next time, it will be on purpose ;-).
So long – Florian