Creating a Fantasy Portrait with Simple Elements

In this video, photographer Jay P. Morgan from the Slanted Lens takes us behind the scences of an interesting photoshoot showing a fantasy portrait with some relatively simple elements.

Sometimes you don’t need fancy sets and decorations – a few things from around the home with some careful placing and some carefully placed lighting can make a photo (as well as a fan which can add to the feeling of movement).

Morgan used 3 main elements: 1) clumps of grass in the foreground, 2) a tree branch from my backyard, and 3) a gray and gloomy backdrop. Morgan and his team created a small structure for the model to lean on that will give the impression that she is leaning into the wind. A couple large fans and some handfuls of leaves complete the set.

You can find lot more lighting tutorials on our photography lighting section here on LensVid, and you can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link.