Category: lighting


Creative people inspire me! It doesn’t matter what discipline they are exercising their creativity in either. I can be inspired by someone who creates a unique way to solve a maths problem for instance, even though maths has the same effect on me as over boiled brussel sprouts do.. blah.

My year 10 maths teacher was someone who inspired me. He would love to bring me a new maths puzzle every week in the attempt to create a thirst for his passion for maths… fail..

Though it was his passion and creativity that became a major source of inspiration for me.

No… this isn’t my maths teacher from high school.. This is a long time friend of mine who has a fantastic passion and talent for writing. Andrew’s passion for writing also inspires me. We had a great time having chats about art. music, writing.. all sorts of gear.. and in the process, a few portraits..

I loved the challenge of creating a portrait similar to my last post, but with a lot less space. This portrait is a 3 light set up featuring a lastolite ezybox speedlight. Awesome light shaping capabilities, though I can’t wait to experiment further with it. Andrew is very comfortable in front of the camera, which also made the whole process very easy.

By the way, I’ll keep you posted with updates of Andrew’s short stories that will be coming out soon.. Looking forward to grabbing my own copy!

More High Key

Here is my second approach with a high key portrait, using another light to highlight the background.

The difference between this portrait and my first high key portrait, (apart from the subject) is a light on the background. For this portrait I set my 430EX II at 1/4 power instead of the 1/2 I used on the first one..

Third high key experiment coming soon…