Inspirations – Porcelain Beauty by Ellie Ericson
Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm EF-L F2.8 IS Lens @ 70.0 mm, F2.8 1/125sec, ISO 100
I had been envisioning the look of this image for quite some time before I actually photographed it. The vision I held was to create an image that had a very soft, almost angelic and rim lit feel to it – in B&W. I wanted it to be an elegant figure study that wasn’t a blatant nude. I went to great lengths in making sure I had the right model chosen that was in line with my vision and that my lighting concept was sound – and tested it with stand-in models before bringing Kaitlin into the studio to work with me.
Three lights were used in total: two 3‘ long, slim softboxes at lowest power on either side of the model and one small 2’ x 3’ softbox as far back in the studio as possible also on low power to give the slightest fill. There had to be separation, however slight, between the unlit background and the model by having her softly rim lit all over.
I learned a great deal from the creative play, experimentation of possibilities, and the vision driven process I went through in creating this image. The finished product expresses everything and more of what I wanted it to say. ~ Ellie Ericson