Great shoot today out in Falkirk with Scarlett doing some more speedlight portrait photography. I used to drive past this area of waste ground and disused buildings on a regular basis and knew that one day I could use it as a backdrop for this type of photography. On the face of it, it’s not much to look at – an old closed down factory, locked gates, old tyres and overgrown weeds, perfect for a speedlight shoot.
All of the shots below were taken in broad daylight, but that’s the beauty of using speedlights – you can reduce the exposure in camera to make everything look dark, and then just let the lights do their thing to bring it all to life. And, of course, a little tweak here and there in Photoshop doesn’t hurt either – just adds to the feel of what we’re trying to achieve.
Big thanks to Scarlett for going along with my ideas and sitting on the wet ground and old tyres and braving the cold of a Scottish January afternoon!
If you like these sort of images, and would like to set up your own shoot with me, then please do get in touch to get the ball rolling.