When I light stuff for me as an audience it's always with big, soft sources. For this image of Heidi (for book number 2) I used an 82 inch Lastolite umbrella box. No retouching required.

©2011 Kirk Tuck

Just use your boxes high enough to get a tiny bit of shadow under your subject's chin...

click to enlarge....


One of the original Craftsy Photo Classes and 
still one of the best! 

I met Lance a couple of weeks ago in Denver
and found him to be really fun and knowledgeable 
this class reflects what he teaches in hands-on
workshops in Ireland and Iceland, as well as 
cool places around the U.S.

How to make what we shoot into a cohesive
train of visual thought.


Fred said...

I love the softness of the shadow on her cheek.
Last night I was looking through a book of black and white photos and thinking they were so much nicer than color photos then I look at this portrait again this morning. I love the subtleness of the colors. They don't hit me over the head but they keep me coming back to look some more.

Kirk Tuck said...

Thanks Fred. I appreciate the thoughtful feedback!

Terrence Chambers said...

This is a great portrait. Wonderfully done.