Under Guise Again

I’m finally back home from a long summer of travel and can work with photos again. Not that I really want to be back, I’d much rather still be in Sweden with my parents, but every good thing has to come to an end at some point. I now have about 700 digital photos to go through and 8 rolls of film to develop and it’ll take some time to get it all done, but I started last night with some of my more “memorable” ones, i.e. the ones that I knew would be keepers already when I composed the shot.

I visited my sister a few weeks ago when I was in Sweden, and she had this beautiful stone wall in her living room that got me itching to use it for a few photographs as a backdrop. My sister was kind enough to let me borrow her strobes and re-arrange her living room to accommodate a photoshoot with her as a model, and I love the images that I took of her – she looked stunning – but my favorite from that day is actually one that I took of my oldest child while familiarizing myself with the location and light. I don’t even think I used my sister’s strobes for this image (which, by the way, were too powerful for the small location and I could only utilize the modeling lights on both for the shoot with my sister), at least it doesn’t appear to be the case based on the reflections in my daughter’s eyes and the relatively high ISO I used. There is something about this image that I’m absolutely in love with. For the record, I had to call this post “Under Guise Again” since I recently made a blog post with the name “Under Guise” of my daughter with yet another set of accessories that hid her true self.

(50mm, ISO 500, f/2.5, 1/160 sec)


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