When I was building the Dark Queen mask, I made an ornament with some leftover pieces, designed to be worn in the forehead. Initially, I intended to utilize this ornament in a dark concept, but when the model wore it, it looked more like an avant garde version of an indigenous plume.
I took these photos at around noon, with the sun hitting from the very top, which cast very interesting shadows on trees and the model’s body. However, it was very hard to choose the right exposure in some points due to the high contrast of light and shadows, like in the photo below, and some areas ended getting overexposed.
I usually move to different points and explore different angles when taking photos, specially in outdoors, where I don’t have full control of the lighting and the only way to “move” the light is by moving myself to a different place. In the photo below the lighting is very different, softer, because light is not hitting directly the model.
In this other photo, the light is coming from the back, which is commonly used in photography to separate the subject from the background.
I used two pieces of fabric for this photo shoot, one imitation of velvet and a black veil.
I used my 70-200mm lens for all the photos. Initially I had problems with the exposure, the shutter speed was very slow and I was not getting sharp photos. I had to set the ISO to 1600 and sacrifice a bit of quality to ensure sharp photos.
I vary the aperture between f2.8 and f5.6 to have a narrow depth of field and separate the subject from the background.