Rummaging through old photos and this one immediately leaped out at me practically begging to be converted to B&W. This was from a “run n’ gun” shoot a couple years back when I was still learning the intricacies of lighting from my mentor Chico Limjap. I remember him lighting the lovely Nicole, and me lighting the graffiti at her back. Afterwards, Chico pointed out to me that my lighting also produced the rim lights along her right arm and right cheek as well as a hair light on her right. Those “accidental” lights helped separate her from the background, he said.
It was an invaluable lesson to a then-lighting newbie, and just goes to show how in lighting and shooting, like life in general, sometimes accidents can lead to wonderful and unexpected results.
Shoot lang nang shoot!