Christopher Grey: Shooting Through Cloth

Christopher Grey - Shooting through cloth

©2012 Christopher Grey

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with shooting through cloth, this article by Christopher Grey might be a good place to start.

He starts out using a piece of colored tulle in front of his model to create a feeling of mystery. Because he meters for the light falling on the cloth, and not the model, the slight underexposure of her face adds to the mood of the image.

He also demonstrates how to use cloth to add interesting design elements to his images, including patterns and shapes, with metering techniques for each. He finishes by revealing a Photoshop trick that uses the color of your fabric to create a unique black and white effect.

See the details in the full article in the Sekonic library.


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