Friday, 1 January 2016

Earl Of Malmesbury

The Earl of Malmesbury
I wanted an image to go along with an article in Woodfuel Magazine about a biomass boiler installation on the estate of the Earl of Malmesbury.

Lord Malmesbury was very kind in allowing me to interview him on a Saturday morning about the new installation, what was happening and why he had made this choice; and then agreeing to let me take his photograph.

With a plethora of places to take great images, I'd already decided on the image I wanted and how it should look. Getting it was another thing altogether...

It's not a particularly difficult shot to take - drop the ambient light level down a couple of stops and use a portable flash head to light the subject correctly. In this shot at the top, the sun is providing a fill light to lift the shadow areas with the flash head used as the key light.

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