Today I propose a picture that I made a little time ago and that I think may be useful to see something new.
The photo is part of a photo set that I made for a music group named Nudamoro (I know it is a very special name, especially as it is the music that make). The two protagonists have chosen as the location for the photo a small palace decorated in a truly fine way, with mixing of modern and ancient art really chosen with taste.
After some classic photos of the two components I needed a first photo “crazy” to represent the extravagance of the duo. Having seen that in one of the rooms there was a sword, we decided to take a picture in which there was it too, and so I needed a light that would enhance it. When you need to bring out fine details, one of the best methods is to use a hard light, so a bare flash, which casts a shadow sharp and well defined. I am the first who always tries to use umbrellas and softbox, but sometimes a hard light can be successful!
Here the scheme of the picture:
Here is the final photo!