My Nude Year: Day 116 of 365

Tonight we really wanted to focus on light and shadow. The best way I could think of to put our focus on light and shadow was to view Shannon through the eye of a minimalist.  One of the best ways to focus on light and shadow is to use strong back lighting. I wanted a more organic feeling pose and I asked Shannon to ball up with her face to the floor below her. I set our key light on a 45-degree angle behind her and framed the photo while lying on the floor at her same level. I allowed her head to block out the light source and focused on her curves forming under her torso. I was able to allow enough light fall through her hair to capture a slight lens flare. The lighting is very harsh in this photo however due to the warm tones from Shannon’s skin the image has a very soft feel.