Saturday, February 14, 2009


portrait of ochen phil philip bowen photo photographer kampala uganda


  1. i just got my pocketwizards. this was my first real attempt at some off-camera light.

    most of the soft light is provided by the open garage door at camera right. i hung a flash from the ceiling to add some rim lighting to his head.

    at the time, newspapers seemed like an interesting idea for a backdrop. now i'm not so sure.

  2. Funny you should mention the newspapers: before I pulled up the Comments section, I thought, "That's cool - the newspapers in the background. Hope he tells us what they are / why they're there!"

    I like, too, how you get the warm brown skin tones from the light on the right plus the blue on top of his head from the overhead (white?) light.