Portrait of Nicole

Nicole was one of my actors in my short film I did a couple of months back for the Lights! Canberra! Action! film festival. Because she would like to do more acting work, she wanted a casting portrait done to attach to her casting bios and applications. I shot this on the spot (on location) in the terrible, dim tungsten lights at the Pancake Parlour in Civic, using a ring flash adaptor to provide even, diffuse lighting, and using a black foamcore “reflector” to provide a backdrop.

Portrait of Nicole

Portrait of Nicole

I changed the white balance to a balance out the yellow lighting, and the result was a blue tint to the shadows that looks quite theatrical, almost like it’s lit with stage lights.

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~ by Q on June 1, 2010.

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