The good old days, originally uploaded by seyDoggy.
Five or six years ago was when I got serious about lighting and started to invest time and money in all the gear. Well to be honest is started out with flood lights and bits of tin duct work. I eventually worked my way up to a cheap kit with two strobes, some stands and an assortment of umbrellas.
This shot is from around that era. I still knew very little about lighting, key, fill, rim, etc… but it marked a time when my understanding and abilities with light, both natural and artificial, were about to mature at a rapid pace.
This was shot in 2003. The key was fairly harsh and too low, the fill was too bright and the rim light was of a totally different temperature. Yet I still look at this shot fondly. Not because it’s my wife (though it helps), but because it was my turning point. My work would no longer be restricted to available light but could take on any situation, any lighting, and circumstance. I was gaining confidence.
Shot in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 2003 on a Minolta Maxxum 7.