Lighting Techniques


How I Got That Shot: Ty Cole for Metropolis Magazine

December 19, 2014

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© TY COLE

“I want the the environment to be as interesting as the subject,” says Cole. In this shot, which Cole has featured on his website and in promotions, he used a strong keylight and fill to open up the space, and used a tall fluorescent light he found in the studio to provide an additional kicklight on the intricate wooden sculpture.

Client: Metropolis magazine Photo editor (former): Magda Biernat Having started out shooting architecture, photographer Ty Cole is keenly interested in the environments in which he shoots his portraits, and likes to use the space to create a graphic composition. For “The Makers” issue of Metropolis, the magazine on design and architecture, then photo editor Magda Biernat assigned Cole to create...

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