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Jamaican Women



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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken in the backyard of a home in Sherman Oaks California.
Time
This image was captured in the early afternoon about 4 pm with the sun's arching light providing deep harsh shadows which were perfect for this type of split lighting effect. This allowed me to create this type of sensual, erotic Black Madona look. If you take a look at my photograph "Day Dreams" you will see the same model with the opposite effect of this type of lighting as the model turns her head to the right of the frame.
Lighting
The lighting set up was as simple as it gets, with an assistant holding a gold reflector to the right of the frame that directed light directly into the face of the model.
Equipment
I used a Nikon N90s film camera with a 35-105 portrait lens and a minolta spot meter.
Inspiration
I've always been fascinated with the aesthetic, painterly quality of split lighting. In this case, it was utilized to symbolize the virtuous look & saintly quality of a Black Madona.
Editing
This image was captured on Kodak transparency tight grain film. It was scanned and uploaded to Photoshop where it was cropped and processed as black & white sepia tone.
In my camera bag
70d & 90d Canon cameras.
Feedback
When doing portrait photography, always find the simplest solutions to lighting problems and issues. Natural lighting is always the best for what I want to achieve when doing portraiture photography.

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