Project: The Pilot... Takes off!

This project has been on my mind for a while, it's been nagging away in my sub conscience, every time I look up and see an aircraft cutting its way across the blue sky I think of how I will approach the project. Well today it started, the sky looked good, not just a sea of blue, but plenty of wispy cloud to keep it interesting... And we were off.

Perched on top of two full size apple boxes, with several of his friends cheering him on, my son took my direction fairly well, though as with any kid they don't always listen. I was laid on the floor shooting upwards, so the sky looked big and uninterrupted by any buildings, or trees in the background. Using a 90cm Octa-softbox to camera left and two 30cm x 140cm strip-softboxes either side of my model I got the lighting pretty much how I'd envisioned it. I'd originally thought the project would be in colour, maybe muted tones, but experimenting with Black & White I was sold on this instead. There will be more images to come, my other younger son has started making noises that he wants his photo taken with his plane... What have I started?

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