Today I shot a portrait of Mrs. Patricia Pike. She's a cancer survivor, who will be featured in a Trident Hospital publication. She was as sweet as candy and I felt honored to make a portrait of her.
When I got the assignment, I didn't know too much about her back story. The client asked if I would make a portrait of her in her environment and what she's doing now. After exploring her house and the backyard, I discovered a little fountain with flowers around it. I could tell she spent a decent amount of time on the area just based on it's pristine grooming. I decided to make the portrait there.
I had my husband, Andy, on hand for some help. I used the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger and two Manfrotto light stands. I took a baseline meter reading of the entire scene. Then I exposed for my highlights. I added two Quadra heads. One acted as the main light and the secondary acted as a rim on the right. The sunlight helped fill the shadows on the left. There you have it!