Portrait of Jemar

Los angeles photographer

Portrait of Jemar, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

Another photo from a portrait shoot with Jemar Michael in the new photography studio in downtown Los Angeles.

This was shot from below, with a Broncolor Siros strobe and a Profoto Octabox on a stand at 17 feet above the ground.  It gave us the clean, true light we wanted – directional enough to force the white wall behind him to darkness, but soft enough to keep the edges on the subject (Jemar) from being too hard.

Most anyone working with me for the first time comments how meticulous I am with my lighting.  I am.  I’ll admit it.  There is a reason for it.  After all the definition of photography basically means painting with light….

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