Birmingham Michigan Natural Light Portraiture Mary DuPrie
I’ve been using my studio windows more and more. I”ve never really utilized them as much as I should.
Another under utilized tool are my black and white foam core panels. I cut up a 4×8 ft. panel down the middle to make a 2×8 ft. panel. I taped all the edges with black gaffer then taped it to form a v-flat. The flat tended to fall over and it’s also too long to fit into my car. My solution was to cut off 2 1/2 feet from the bottom and then clamp that back on with office paper clamps. It’s now adjustable depending on where I clamp it. The 2 1/2 ft cut off and gaffer tape adds weight and also extends their life.
Once I had the heater too close so now it’s a bit buckled. The get a 4×8 panel shipped to you is very expensive because of the flat rate shipping price. I bought mine from the local film rental company, Detroit Power and Light, $22.00.
For this shot she is angled facing a large bank of windows with a tri-flector in front of her. Black foam core to her left and I’ve used a second flat behind her.
Makeup and hair by Tammy Pore Makeup, Studio wardrobe from Salvation Army, $5.
The black panel added drama to the image that white wouldn’t…just sayin