Recently, I shot location portraits of individuals and couples against a white background. I like to use a white background as it gives me the choice of turning it in to grey by readjusting my key light.
In my experience, people don’t like to stand in front of a camera. I therefore love the challenge of making them feel at ease and help them enjoy the experience of being photographed.
One of my subjects was pleasantly surprised when he received his portrait and sent me the following email:
“Hi Nishi, wow you know how to make an older man look twenty years younger than I actually am !! Thank you for this picture, it flatters.” – Mike S
Here is a snapshot of my simple set up: