My Nude Year: Day 173 of 365

Sticking with a somewhat erotic feel tonight we set up our shoot in the bedroom. I had Shannon kneel by one of the posts from our bed and place her mouth on the top of the post. For the light set up I feathered a flash with a shoot-thru umbrella to the right side of the camera which left a darker shadow than I wanted on her right arm. I didn’t catch this mistake until she had already gone to be and therefore was unable to re-shoot the photo. Using speedlights as you primary light source has its setbacks. One or these setbacks is not having a modeling light to give you an idea of how the light will fall on your subject. I will just need to pay more attention in the future.

JW Purdy

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