Behind the Curtain

Window light is amazing, and for this photoshoot with Hannah we used a single big window as our only light source. The indirect sunlight coming in through the window gave us a very soft quality to the shadows. We went with darker colours to fit the mood of the room and the light.

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Hannah looking out from her window on the streets below.
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The thin white curtain helped shield the facade of the house on the other side, giving us a nice relatively clean background.
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During this entire photoshoot I was playing with the light and shadow patterning on Hannah’s face.
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A simple portrait. Here there is a hint of blue/green that I added in the shadows.
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We found some props to include.
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I really like playing with mirrors, they are like windows into an unseen part of the world. Allowing you to create superpositions.
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We took several photos from this angle. What I liked here was that there was a man walking past in the background. I added some textures on top of the photo, and changed the curves to decrease the contrast, and make the photo look older.
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Reading by the window.
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One of Hannah’s hats added a bit of colour to the photo.
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Hannah with her books.
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Here I wanted Hannah’s face mostly in the shadows, with just a hint of light. I then had to lighten the dark parts of her face in post processing so the shadows would not be too deep.

We have done a few more photoshoots, to see the rest of the shoots with Hannah Taylor click the link.

 

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