Trying Some New Photographic Things

originally posted 01 October 2014

Trying some new things in regards to photography, lighting and color. This ominous photo was actually short against black velvet in my office. Typically, I would have shot this or rendered it in black and white. A little color gives it an interesting look, almost like a hand-tinted photograph.

The trick? None really, Using a 10 dollar work lamp I picked up at Home Depot. Positioning was key. Its 500 watt lamp in a sense bleaches the velvet into looking like a cement wall. Notice that the vest is still a very dark, rich black.

The ominous tone come not so much from the stance, look or pose: it is due to light being projected from the bottom, which is unnatural in most instances.

Love to you all.

Ben Bear

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