© David A. Ziser
I believe this title translates as “Country House of the My Lady” which is the feel I get from this image. This photograph was made a few months ago at a beautiful mansion in Florida. The setting was that of a European country home and our subject filled the bill as the lady of the house.
Compositionally the interesting fact is that the location I used for this image was nothing spectacular. It was the stairwell to the second floor of the home – nothing special, just a stairway.
I think the image comes together because of the flow of lines across the image, the textures, and the contrasting colors of the surrounds and the painting in the background. I simply positioned my subject in the bottom left quadrant of the scene, added the light and shot away.
The lighting on the subject’s face was from my Z-Ray flashlight. Look how the narrow cone of light from the Z-Ray sculpts the features of her face so beautifully. The backlighting was created by the light fixture on the wall. I simply positioned the subject in front of the fixture. The light falloff from the lamp fixture gave a nice accent lighting to the background of the image.
This image is more an exercise of lighting and composition but I really like how all the elements came together.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 20mm, F5.5 @ 1/20 second, ISO 1600. Enjoy! -David
Hey gang, that’s it for me today. We head south to Lexington, KY tomorrow for three days filled with inspiring and informative programs with some exciting and creative trainers. I hope to see many of you there . Come join us in Lexington for the PhotoPro Network Summer School!! It’s going to be a blast.
Have a great weekend, David