In the Fading Light

The original Panto photoshoot got moved, which meant I had a free afternoon on November 28th, so instead I teamed up with Helena Blair to do a few photos as the sun was sinking below the horizon. I like these spontaneous photoshoots. We first did some photos in the living room with natural light, then fetched a portable builder’s light and a hair dryer to create some more images.

hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-2
Natural light portrait of Helena Blair.
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-4
Just hours before the construction workers had raised the scaffolding on the house opposite.
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-8
When the light was too dark we instead switched on a builder’s light and used that as our only light source. Here Helena is perched on a desk in the corner of a room reading Alice in Wonderland, or Through the Looking Glass.
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-9
Here I have experimented with the colours of the photo, giving it a greener tone.
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-12
Hairdryers are fun and can breathe drama and life into a photo
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-21
One more hairdryer portrait, slightly closer
hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-14
You can get a completely different atmosphere by just altering the light slightly.

hjorthmedh-in-the-fading-light-helena-blair-20

Many thanks to Helena for joining me at such short notice. It was great fun, and I like how you with small means can create nice images.

— Johannes

Written by:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *