My best thinking face….
I recently bought some Elinchrom D-Lite RX Ones, which are brilliant lights for people on a budget… or you need something with a bit less power. What I did find though, was that the lowest setting for the stand was too high for having a low level light pointing upwards. I looked a getting a shorter stand, but then had a much better idea. The Joby Gorillapod. It’s awesome. Not only does it do what I want, I also now have the Gorillapod for my camera!
I tend to take pictures against a wall or plain background, normally grey because I don’t have anything else. Or so I thought, until I was making the bed and decided a duvet cover would make a good background. This is the result. The duvet cover was actually blue, but I change the hue in Lightroom to match the jumper! So now, I’m going to going to the cheap shops to pick up more covers.
This is my take on a lesson from the excellent Phlearn website. It is based on a poster for the film ‘Riddick’. I could probably have spent more time on the eyes, but it’s come out well.