I often find it more refreshing to shoot with new models than those with a lot of experience. They are often more open to suggestions and can often give you non-poses that are so totally off the wall and cool, even if that was not their intent.
In Part 4, we were left facing the subject, we had tested the light and had to determine the difference between the foreground and background intensity. You also had to decide how much of the principal subject was going to be lit.
Now that you have done your test shots and are satisfied with how it looks, you can commence shooting with this very simple lighting set up.
Now that you have your light set up for the model and the reflection of the object on the background, it is time to determine the ambiance your wish to create. If you are looking for a more “Cinema Noir” look you may wish to isolate the foreground from the background by increasing the out put of the flash on the subject and letting the background go darker by another 1 to 2 stops.
Lighting a set for a photo is a very fickle entity. Why do I say that? Because light can play many tricks on us and is often elusive in it’s ethereal state. It has many frequencies and understanding those wave lengths might help us understand the grand palette of nuances available that we can play with.