20 May Photos by torch light
As a professional photographer it is important to experiment with new ideas, this keeps you fresh and leads to new techniques. My aim is to lead others rather than being a follower.
Over the last couple of years I have experimented with HDR and have enjoyed being able to expose for both the hi-lights and shadows in an image, this allows you to see more detail in a photograph than you are used to seeing in a photograph. This gives it the illustrative look.
Now that everyone is doing HDR imagery I feel the need to move on. I have now started to experiment with lighting scenes bit by bit by touch light slowly building and image.
This is how I made the following image, there is no HDR involved but I am able to light all areas in the image with a large amount of control. The next step is to light people in this manner.