I use a Sekonic L-358.....got it used on ebay ....nearly new for under $125. Does everything I need.....multiply flash, incident, and reflective. Saves me a lot of time setting up for a shoot.
Excellent job, love the image and the model
Very very nice, love the smiling model in the first photo.
Just my preference and opinion, I like the first image far better than the reverse angle in the second image. Excellent model too!
I do agree, Arnold Newman captured the essence of the predicament and the model's expression conveys to the viewer the stress of the position. Very simple, secure and powerful.
The concept of the image is provocative. The technical merit of the lighting is superb in this image. Lines around the doorway are
distracting the image itself. As previously noted, clutter in the background would be better to be relocated out of the image.
As for the content, this image would have been more dynamic if produced in the open doors of an old barn or an abandoned factory. But you have to use the locations you have available to you.
Regarding the bounds....."More binding by use of twisty 'things' from Home Depot, work well for this and other purposes." Yes, better used for other purposes. There were many other props that would have better served.....rope/chain, cuffs, spreader bars to name a few.
While I enjoy the model, the facial expression is puzzling. It neither expresses distress from the situation or the 'happy place' that the many reach resulting from the situation of bondage. While the dress is neutral, a partial torn garment revealing some of the model's body would have upped the dynamic. The curtain tye back and tassel being used as (I guess) a belt, adds nothing but additional distraction and is better lost especially with the silver footware.
While a good first attempt at a bondage fetish image, no one will be fooled; keep experimenting with the concept and research the fetish. Best of luck going forward!
Definitely prefer image #2, hands down. Polished finish of steel contrasting against the smooth skin of the model. The red background adds to the dynamic.
All I can say is .... WOW! Fabulous image.
Very busy.....distracting from what is featured....personally not my taste
History tells of many that died at the hand of the church....suddenly a reversal in thinking......Humm?
It's time for a government shutdown including Congress, except the military.....saves taxpayers much money.....this time no back pay for layed off government employees....let them collect unemployment like the rest of American workers.
All for the L lenses that have an EF mount will also couple and fully function on the EF-S mount used on crop sensor bodies.
Try Roberts out of Indianapolis...great reputation and I personally recommend them
Always been satisfied with Roberts!
Thanks everyone for your suggestions and comments. I was hoping there was post processing software that can be used for both IR and visual light photograghy.....makes the learning curve so much shorter. To Gene and John, I appreciate the links so very much, many thanks!