Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Refined Portrait Lighting Done Fast

May 14, 2018

To illuminate the background while maintaining contour on Prentice Penny’s face, Celeste Sloman used a diffused strobe and a gridded spot on the sides, and boomed a strobe over his head.

  Client: TruTV Creative Director: Jim Read Client: City & State Art Director: Guillaume Federighi When asked to define her photographic style, portrait photographer Celeste Sloman talks about how she directs her subjects. For clients such as Variety, The New York Times, the United Nations and TIME, Sloman has photographed writers, politicians, activists, actors and many subjects not used to...

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