It doesn’t happen everyday to discover a location so rich of different angles. One that offers you the possibility to move a few meters away to change completely the scenario.
Is this the case of an old brick-kiln near the lake: ruined buildings that merge different materials, red brick and barrel vault to iron and ferroconcrete. Zone of light and zone of shadow, this is the place where Sciba’s photo session take place.
The lake and the hot spring sum were perfect to start with some swimwear shot, after that Sciba changed dress and we explore the ruins for some dramatic scene. I used a single direct off camera flash.
Both the first and second shot are characterized by strong contrast thanks to a single bare flash off camera. The flash was zoomed to 105 mm and it worked at 1/1 or 1/2 power with a sensibility of 50 ISO.
The abandoned place and the scraped walls inspired myself because in opposition with the beauty and simmetrical lineaments of Sciba. In these shots I used the soft box instead of a bare flash because of the soft light that I need.
If you have a bigger space, you can easily kill the ambient light without stressing the batteries of your speedlight. In the next shot the result is a three light source set up.
The cool is that in the same way you can control the contribute of ambient light in ordere to include or exclude the background from the photo.
The session continued with a warmer light through rubbles and abondoned cars in a very grunge scene.
To prevent the miss of the warm tonality I used a 1/2 CTO gel in front of my fill flash.
We end the afternoon with two portrait before the sun goes down.
I leave you with the promise that I’ll play again with this location and if possible to produce a BTS video.
See you soon and have a good light!!