I've been setting up entire shoots in this same parking lot lately to force myself away from relying on wardrobe, landscapes, etc and to train me to focus more on connection, interesting light, and new techniques. It's been an eye opener for me! If you're in a rut (or not), experiment
. I always find that my most unique ideas and almost all of the progression in my style is born out of some little experiment I tried while working my way out of a rut. Keep it weird out there. Also, if you're looking for some new lighting tricks to play with, here's your reminder that my lighting class
is completely free!
Some of my favorite work of yours, Truly. You’re an Inspiration!
I love your work! All of it, but that one especially. Is it just natural light?
Thanks, Kasia! This is all natural light.
Best portrait session i have ever seen ‘!
hi ben! Were those double exposures or did you stitch images together in photoshop? they look incredible!
Thanks Marisa! Those doubles were done in-camera.
Your work is so inspiring, and your subjects are always breathtaking.
This is so awesome! Amazing work
Hey Ben! great session! You mentioned in the TIPS section that you’ve been shooting in this same parking lot a few times now. It would be really interesting to see maybe some environmental behind-the-scenes photos to show what you encountered in terms of environment, and how you overcame that to create the artistic shot you did!
Love these. The soft focus is killer.
Beautiful images, Ben. Did you shoot the B+W on film?
Thanks! these are all on digital but I actually have an email going out to my email list soonish about how I got that film look for the B/W’s.
Whoa. This set blows me away. that is the exact opposite of boredom, every photograph wins. and i truly love the double exposures!
My personal fav. Soooo good!
Love how clean these are Ben!
Loooooove these!! Inspiring!
This set is so stunning. I have a question, for the Ones with harsh light and shadows, how Did you set those up? Did you block the light yourself?
Thanks Shannon! All of the shadows are either from walls, awnings, or her own hands.
Ben! Sitting here watching antm and this beautiful face pops up on the screen. Hearing her story makes these images so much more powerful -beautiful work!
shes sub-human + so are you.
Can I ask what aperture these were taken at? They look dreamy like they were taken around 1.4, but they’re also tack sharp, which is why I’m asking.
Tristan, Around 1.8 I think. Thanks!
Strange in a way, but this is a very artistic portrait. 10 out of 10!
Hi! it’s incredibile that’s all natural lights! you are a master!