Also, Substack Meetup Recap + Announcement
I used to carry a 10x10 canvas with me in the car. Rolled, not folded. That and a roll of gaffer's tape could give me that nice neutral background for portraits. My favorite place was to shoot in the downtown alley ways with bounced light from the buildings around. Fun shots, Wesley.
Wesley, thanks for sharing this insider's how-to. It's always inspiring to see just what good can come of an essential set-up when an artist is behind the camera--and the subject, in this case! Thanks again.
How did you organize the Substack meeting? How did you know who is around in the area? I'd like to do this in Toulouse, however, I'm not sure if many French use Substack already.
Good idea, Wesley to talk about this. I also prefer bounced light in outdoor settings, as the sunlight through a tree often draws funny spots on the face and body of the models. Then retouching is more complicated.
Beautiful portraits, Wesley. Both you and Brie did a great job, so dainty and effortless looking!
Love the Avedon look of these portraits, awesome work!
Love it. Good reminder of what matters. Way to easy to make things too complicated in photography.
Love the simplicity of this outdoor setup, from one who tends to overthink and complicate lol. Great portraits, really like the last one!
Natural light is unbeatable, lovely work <3
Love the many ways you share information about photography, offering basic and at the same time sophisticated information for studio setups and making connections. Many thanks!
Very nice Wesley. I love the trees filtering the light onto the background.
I love this! Gorgeous portraits!
Thank you for sharing this. It is true that so much can be done with very little. Bedsheets and tape can take you very far!