My Nude Year: Day 234 of 365

Today we woke up early and headed out to Katy Texas. Our friend’s daughter was getting married and we were taking the groom to the wedding venue. We picked up the groom and after we arrived I had a few minutes to get the lighting figured out for my first wedding shoot in several years. The place they chose for the wedding was very small and so it made preparing for the ceremony very easy. Once I had my settings all ready it was just a matter of waiting to the bride to get there. The actual wedding was very short and afterwards we went to a nearby park to take some shots with the families. By and by all went well and we had a good time.

After a long and exciting day we chose a simple concept for tonight’s shoot. I place our key light so that it would hit the wall behind Shannon as she posed for the shot and then bounce forward filling in the shadow areas from a non-typical angle. Shannon loved the fact that you can see her shadow on the wall as well as the floor. When working with two lights one effect many people don’t realize is that you get two distinct shadows. If you are not careful it can look really odd like in having two shadows of the same person on the wall behind them however in this case it is subtle and soft.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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