52 Week Photography Challenge - Week 16

Week 16

Technical: Portrait Lighting

Whether Butterfly, Rembrandt, Split, or Loop Lighting, choose the technique which best flatters your subject.

Camera used Canon 6D with 50mm f/1.8 II


  • Shutter Speed: 1/320
  • Aperture: f/4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50mm

I bet you weren't expecting a picture of a cat this week! Let's be honest, neither was I! Don't worry, the theme continues, Daniel was close by. :) 

Now that the initial shock of seeing a cat is out of the way, let's move on! Like most weeks, I had something totally different in mind. I was going to get out the flashes and the umbrellas and make a little studio in the house. But instead I wasn't really feeling creative or motivated. It was one of those weeks where I didn't want to pick up the camera. Luckily I did at least pick it up! I didn't get out any flashes or umbrellas for this picture. Instead I used the biggest light, the sun. 

I may not be a fan of cats, but this lighting in pretty flattering! The sun gives a nice rim light on the side of her closest to the sun and helps to show the shape of the cat. Although I didn't use a lighting set up to achieve this effect, it's always good practice to try and work with what's available. Nothing beats the natural look of the sun.

Here's to hoping next week I won't be so sluggish. 

Photos from the week

I tend to take pictures of him when he's asleep in the car. Especially when he looks like a little business man!

I told you I didn't take much this week!

Have a great week!