Cre­ate a moody look us­ing strobes

Digital Camera World - - SHOOTOUT - Si­mon

me – be­ing the char­ac­ter that he is, I knew ev­ery­thing would come to­gether for a film-still style of shot. Pic­ture the stranger who comes in from the cold af­ter a long day on the road, to stay in a di­lap­i­dated, pos­si­bly haunted inn.”

Si­mon placed a sin­gle light to the left of the camera, and fit­ted it with a grid to pre­vent too much light spilling around the scene. “As a fan of film noir, I have al­ways liked the way one light cre­ates large ar­eas of blacked-out space, adding in­ten­sity and drama,” he says.

Woolton Hall was a rab­bit war­ren of run-down rooms and bro­ken fea­tures, in­clud­ing this derelict bar which was empty apart from a cou­ple of pint glasses, an ash­tray and a ‘Just Mar­ried’ ban­ner. “The im­por­tant point was the bar it­self,” ex­plains Si­mon. “I asked Pip to join

Kit Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 50mm f/1.8 STM lens Ex­po­sure 1/640 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

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