The unbearable afternoon heat forced me to find shade at a small mosque where I met this beggar asking mosque goers for spare change. She saw my camera and asked me for a photo so I one upped her and set up my stand and strobe for a quick modeling session. The picture was posed but the sentiment is real.
Strobe set at 1/16 power, gelled 1/8 CTO, approximately 3 yards (meters) away.
2 Comments - Charity Case (Part I)
Pius ..you are one amazing photographer! .. its such a striking portrait .. I'm in awe of your quick 'photo session' using strobes!
Thanks! It's not as quick as it appears especially because I need time to gain the subjects' trust. I spend a large part of the time just getting my target subject used to my presence and my photography gear then finally, I approach them once they've seen me monkeying around with my gear. Many times the subject isn't interested, which I respect, so you're not 'seeing the times where I've failed to capture any image at all.