In the book, One Face Fifty Ways by YouTubers Imogen Dyer and Mark Wilkinson demonstrate lighting, posing and other portrait techniques to capture the many looks and moods of a single person. This is similar to the approach Gary Bernstein used with Kay Sutton York in their 1988 book, Burning Gold, that I mentioned last week.
With Wordy Wednesdays running for many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Burning Gold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson.
Over the next who-knows-how-many weeks I’ll be showing a different image of her made over the five years I’ve photo-graphed Pam and her many, many different looks in many different styles.Today’s image is from our fifth portrait session that happened on January 22, 2013 and a be-wigged Pam is wearing a tres sixties vinyl dress and was shot against a Savage Slate Gray seamless paper background. It was made using a single LED light and a 32-inch reflector at left. Camera was a Canon EOS 60D with an EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens (at 5omm) with an exposure of 1/40 sec at f/5 and ISO 400. Image was processed using the Color Efex Pro Photoshop-compatible plug-in.
As I write this, hardcover Gary Bernstein’s book Burning Cold is out of print but used copies are available from Amazon for prices as low as $8.05. Ms. Simpson is featured on the front cover and inside pages of my book Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography. New copies of my book are available, as I wrote this, for $14.75 from Amazon—even cheaper than used.