Lighting Techniques

How I Got that Shot: Re-Imagining Tibet

April 16, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Amy Luo

Photographing a room in a dark monastery, Amy Luo set up a softbox and a grid so it appears the daylight visible through the door was illuminating part of the scene.

Photographer Amy Luo describes her work on the fine-art series “Till We Meet Again” and “Secret Scriptures,” which she shot last year in Tibet, as a kind of “collaboration” with her late grandfather. Each of her intensely saturated, crisply lit tableaux has an association with a line or poem in the journal he kept during his own travels in Tibet. Luo’s...

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