light; late morning, the light is much too "hot." This is
another of my "cover tries" for Bazaar. Sometimes one must
shoot, when one must shoot, with little regard for time of
day, and the quality of light.
I used a silk, to
soften the harsh light, combined with a "double net" to cut
the amount of light reaching the model (Kelly Emberg). Then
a reflector was used to redirect the light.
Silks are used to
create a "soft" light quality (They look like the material
which covers soft boxes in studio lights). Nets (look like
giant sections of a nylon stocking) work like neutral
density filters; except they generally go between the light
source, and the subject. Nets will cut highlights without
affecting shadow areas, thus they can be used to lower
contrast. A net can also be placed directly in a photo (in
an out of focus area) to cut the amount of light emanating
from an object or coming from the background. For example if
one had an out of focus car in the background of a photo,
and a chrome bumper (obviously an older model car) were
creating a disturbing highlight, one could drape a net over
the bumper. The net would cut the light ("double nets" cut
twice the light), and because it would be in an out of focus
area, the net would not show.