The benefit of going back to school for photography, is that I have access to a huge photo studio. It’s my playground. There are so many things I can use to create my images. Depending on my concept and idea, I can either use one light or multiply lights; I can use small or large soft boxes or umbrellas; I can choose from myriad light modifies. Basically, I have a lot of freedom to be creative.
One of my favourite photographers, Yousuf Karsh, predominately used Low key lighting techniques. I love the dramatic feeling of this light. However, lately I have been shooting a lot of High key portraits (See Bubble Gum Go Boom Post). Both Karsh and I use multiple lights, all the while utilizing different lighting techniques. These images were created with 5 lights and a beautiful model. I engulfed her in light to give her a goddess look. I call these images my ‘Goddess Ina’ serious.