Photo series: Bath day Lisa - modern furniture and an old zinc bathtub

Photo series: Bath day Lisa - modern furniture and an old zinc bathtub

Bath day Lisa - modern furniture and an old zinc bathtub

A shoot is always an exciting event, for both the model and the photographer. It offers the opportunity to implement creative ideas and create unique images. This fall, the shoot with model Lisa took place in a special setting that was a fascinating mix of modern furniture and an old zinc bathtub. Lisa, dressed in a white bikini, brought the scene to life and created an impressive atmosphere.

Preparation and setting

The setting for the photo shoot was carefully chosen to provide an interesting and contrasting backdrop. The room featured elegant, minimalist furniture pieces that contrasted sharply with the rustic and nostalgic zinc bathtubs. This mix of old and new gives the shoot a special touch and offered a variety of options for creative shots.

The model: Lisa

Lisa, the model for this shoot, was perfect for this scenery. They wore a white bikini that accentuated their figures while creating a fresh, clean look. Lisa's natural beauty and her ability to present herself comfortably and confidently in front of the camera make her the ideal protagonist for this shoot. Their charisma and professionalism brought out the best in the setting and gave the images a special depth.

Lisa carefully climbed into the tub filled with warm water and assumed various poses. The white bikini stood out against the gray, weathered surface of the tub and created a visual highlight. The water droplets on Lisa's skin add an extra dimension to the images.

The play of light was a crucial factor in this shoot. Natural light coming through large windows was combined with soft artificial lighting to create the perfect lighting. The mix of direct and diffused light created soft shadows and emphasized the contours of the model and furniture. This helped to enhance the atmosphere of the images and create a warm, inviting mood.

As with every photo shoot, there were challenges to overcome. The balance between the modern furniture and the rustic tub had to be carefully balanced to ensure a harmonious composition. It was also important that Lisa felt comfortable in the unusual surroundings, especially in the zinc bathtub. However, through clear communication and a relaxed atmosphere, a pleasant working environment was created that led to great results.

The photo shoot with Lisa in the combination of modern furniture and an old zinc bathtub was a complete success. The unique setting, Lisa's professionalism and the careful planning and execution of the shoot resulted in impressive images that were both visually appealing and atmospherically dense.

Light setting in portrait photography

Lighting is one of the most crucial aspects in portrait photography. It influences not only the aesthetics of the image, but also the mood, depth and emotional impact of the portrait. A deep understanding of the various lighting techniques and their targeted use can make the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary portrait.

Types of light sources

  • Natural light: Sunlight is one of the most commonly used light sources in portrait photography. It creates a soft, diffused light that is particularly flattering on the skin. However, natural light sources can be unpredictable and vary depending on the time of day and weather conditions.
  • Artificial Light: Artificial light is often used in studio settings as it allows complete control over the lighting. These include flash units, continuous lights and LED panels. These light sources are consistent and allow for precise adjustments.

Basic lighting techniques

  • Rembrandt Light: This technique creates a triangular pattern of light under the model's eye on the shadow side of the face. It is achieved by placing a main light source at a 45 degree angle to the side and slightly above the model's face. Rembrandt light creates a dramatic yet natural effect.
  • Butterfly Light: This technique creates a butterfly-shaped shadow under the model's nose. It is achieved by placing the main light source directly in front of and slightly above the model's face. Butterfly light is particularly flattering on faces with pronounced cheekbones and is often used in beauty photography.
  • Sidelight: This technique emphasizes the texture and contours of the face. The main light source is placed to the side of the model, illuminating one half of the face and leaving the other in shadow. Sidelight is ideal for creating dramatic and high-contrast portraits.
  • Backlight: This technique illuminates the model from behind and creates a silhouette or a light edge border around the model. Backlighting can create an ethereal, almost magical mood and make the model stand out from the background.

Modifiers and tools

  • Softboxes: Softboxes diffuse light and create soft, even lighting. They are ideal for avoiding harsh shadows and creating a natural, flattering lighting effect.
  • Reflectors: Reflectors are used to reflect light into shadow areas. They are useful for brightening the light and highlighting details on the model's face.
  • Diffusers: Diffusers are placed between the light source and the model to diffuse and soften the light. They are particularly helpful when working in direct sunlight.
  • Flash units and light modifiers: Flash units provide a powerful light source that is often used in conjunction with light modifiers such as umbrellas or beauty dishes to control the light characteristics.

Tips for lighting in portrait photography

  • Knowledge of Light: Understand how light falls on your model and how it affects facial features and the overall aesthetic of the image.
  • Try and experiment: Test different lighting positions and techniques to find out which best suits the model and the desired mood of the portrait.
  • Communication with the model: Inform your model about the lighting and how to move to get the most out of the lighting.
  • Balance and Control: Make sure the light is balanced and doesn't create excessive shadows or highlights. Use light modifiers to control and adjust the light.


Lighting in portrait photography requires both technical knowledge and creativity. By understanding and using different light sources and techniques, photographers can create impressive and expressive portraits that highlight the model's personality and emotions. Experiment with different lighting settings and don't be afraid to try new approaches to take your portrait photography to the next level.


Publisher: septem sensu

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