Day 19: The outrun aesthetic
I knew exactly what I wanted to capture in this challenge.
You see, we have a reclaimed furniture and lighting shop just across the road from us with bright neon signs illuminating the street. It seemed the perfect opportunity to use those lights creatively.
I dragged my wife out in the cold for this, and use her as my subject. She wasn't thrilled To step out in London's freezing weather.
We tried a number of different poses and compositions before deciding on the theme for my picture. We did a number of portrait shots facing the camera, but her face was hardly visible due to the absence of light. I also tried to use the neon signs as a light source for exposing her characteristics, but this way, the signs were not part of the frame.
We tried different angles and compositions before resonating in the frame above. I was happy with the end result as I managed to make use of the light coming out of the neon signs to light up her face, while at the same time including the actual sings in my frame.
For this, I used my 24mm lens at f/2.4 with an ISO of 1800 and a shutter speed of 1:20. The picture turned up rather dark, so I had to manually brighten it up in post.