Shot in the dark with only a little led reading light as a single source of light.

562 views on July 15, 2010

Featured in the group Featuring the Shadows in September 2008.

Featured in the group Photography 101 on December 10, 2008

Featured in the Studio Lighting group on March 10, 2009

1st place winner of the Top 10 in the Artificial Lighting II: Studio Portraiture challenge of the group Photography 101

1st place winner of the Top 10 in the New Avatar challenge of the Studio Lighting group on March 9, 2009

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  • Boyd Miller
    Boyd Millerover 6 years ago

    This is a stunning portrait..sort of a Hitchcock presense…so artistic.

  • Thank you Boyd! Wow, I had not thought about the Hitchcockness of it, but now that you mention it…

    – Johanne Brunet

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 6 years ago

    Johanne this is awesome! I agree with Boyd. Great composition and the light is perfect. Love it!

  • Thank you Shelly! The lighting was unbelievably simple… I used a little LED reading lamp in a dark room.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 6 years ago

    WOW. Awesome B&W SP. Great lighting Johanne, and great work.

  • Thank you so much Richard! That little LED reading lamp light that I used for this has become a must for me. I keep it in my camera bag and use it as as source of lighting in cases like this, but also when I go out at night to see what I’m doing. I can clamp it on my clothing and use it to light my camera when I change the settings. Last night it came in very handy when I dropped my little remote in the grass…

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 6 years ago

    Thank you for the explanation Johanne. It is so simple, and so effective.
    You have given me ideas now. :-))

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 6 years ago

    Superb use of a little LED reading lamp! Love the lighting, excellent work.

  • Thank you so much Paul! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Kaimarie
    Kaimarieover 6 years ago

    excellent =)

  • Thank you Kai-Marie!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 6 years ago

    Brilliant, the lighting is fabulous, perfect on the face, so clear and crisp too….. great work :O)

  • Thank you Squealia, I really had fun making this shot along with 20 others before I got it right… LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Boudreau
    Carole Boudreauover 6 years ago

    You’re really cute on this pic Johanne look’s like a kid that just got cot doing something wrong!
    Good shadows and sharp light contrast, contrast, contrast…bravo!

  • Thank you Carole! I guess that “Oooops!” would be a fitting title for it too! ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • TomGooding
    TomGoodingover 6 years ago

    Fantastic lighting, but I think your eyes are what really makes it a great shot.

  • Thank you Tom, it’s so nice of you to say! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerabout 6 years ago

    I had it pegged between yours and the one that got 2nd place. I knew you two would be 1 and 2. I’m happy with the winner! It really portrays what I was getting at with Studio Lighting! Well done, Johanne!!!

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