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normg123 December 07, 2018
Wonderful capture. Like the lighting too.
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shawnaleea December 07, 2018
Thank you so much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in my daylight studio. I hacked an old structure that is behind my house to use as a studio. It has a roof and only one wall. I use Poly Boards to create temporary & walls/backdrops. This is a painted V-flat on it's side.
Time
My client was late for his shoot. I was a little worried about the light because I love to use as much natural light as possible. As it turned out, the light was perfect.
Lighting
I had just started playing with back light so I wanted to try it out with my client. Especially since he is wearing all black on a black background. I think it worked out pretty well. He is separated from the background just enough.
Equipment
I use a Fuji X-T2, handheld no flash. I'm a little embarrassed to say it is my kit lens: XF18-55mm 2.8
Inspiration
This client was so laid back throughout my process and this shot perfectly captured that. We went through quite a few outfit changes as well as backdrops and light changes. Essentially, I was playing with everything I had!
Editing
I always post-process because I shoot in Raw. I used Lightroom for my global edits and then some small teaks in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I don't have much really. My Fuji X-T2, kit lens, as well as my 35mm. I often rent lenses. Also, I like to bring diffusion material, extra batteries, Godox flash, & tripod
Feedback
Natural looking back light can be achieved pretty easily really. With or without a window. It's all about the position of the key light and I like to use large V-flats to 'fill'

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