I love using very large light sources to try and emulate beautiful soft window light. The tough part is usually placing enough flags to prevent the light from going where it is not needed. I am lucky to work in a studio large enough to support the placement of multiple large flags and also give me enough distance between the subject and background so I can light them independently. This separation and independence is paramount for most of my work; however, now and then I like to experiment and in the following images there is little or no separation between the subject and the background. In fact in this case the light source, a 12 foot by 12 foot reflected light soft box, is also the background. I hope you enjoy the images and I will post more examples using this beautiful light source later on.
Next time - The Three Graces