Oakley – No Name
This entry was posted on March 11, 2011 by Rob Oakley. It was filed under Black and White Photography, Photography and was tagged with B & W, Black and White, Black and White Film, Oak Tree Meadow Productions, Oakley, OTM Pro, OTM Pro Media, photography, Rob Oakley, Rob W. Oakley.
Hello, I’m merely curious… how did you set up the lighting in this photgraph? I am facinated by how the eyes look. The duality gives him incredible depth and unsettles me. He commands attention with perfect silence. How did you do that?
December 13, 2012 at 11:27
Beccah, thank you for visiting and for your comment! This was a very simple single low-key lighting scheme utilizing more shadows than highlights. Without the use of a back or fill light I was able to accomplish this very compelling and dark image while emphasizing the eyes and slightly highlighting the hood drawing direct attention to the eyes and face. Again, I just used one continues light (i.e. a lamp) to illuminate the subject at hand.
December 17, 2012 at 20:09
Thank you for responding! I think I might use the photo for a creative writing prompt when I student teach in the Spring. May I use the image?
Your work is very compelling and I enjoyed browsing. God bless and Merry Christmas!
December 18, 2012 at 12:59
You’re welcome. And yes you may! I would be honored.
God bless and merry Christmas to you as well!
December 18, 2012 at 13:00
Thank you! Tell you what, when I actually teach the assignment, I’ll send you the good responses via the email address on your blog.
December 18, 2012 at 13:11