Shadows | Dark Portrait

Low lighting self portrait

A moody, dark portrait photographed with a single umbrella in the studio.

Artist Ashely Joncas has been a huge inspiration, and I’ve been trying to replicate that glossy, gritty, low-key lighting myself!

Although initially trying to use a strobe, I ended up falling back on just an umbrella over a bulb and feathering the light.

Coconut oil was used to try to get more of a gloss and a punch in the highlights, though next time I might try olive oil..


Let’s keep finding inspiration and trying new techniques!


Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

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