©David A. Ziser
This image was made during one of my recent Kelby Training shooting sessions. BTW, the video should be coming out any time – I’ll keep you posted.
The lesson was on image composition and we have no better example of composition and leading lines than we do in this image. Look how the line of the railing easily leads your eyes directly to our beautiful model. You’ll also find the lines in the ceilings also pointing your eye to our subject.
Notice too that the vanishing point of this image is opposite our model. This is a great way to focus attention on the subject. The entire “space” seems to be coming out and surrounding her.
I was also careful to remove the one or two ceiling lights from around her head to minimize any distracting elements in that part of the photograph.
Lighting was simple – the main light was supplied by the large window out of the frame, camera left. I used a small accent light camera right, out of frame, and slightly behind the subject to create the separation I wanted of the subject from the background. It really did a good job defining her from the much darker background.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm lens at 13mm, F5.6 @ 1/60 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David