Book: Portraits by Martin Schoeller

I finally got round to reading / looking through this large beast of a book.  I'd liked Schoeller's "close up" portraits for a while, and had admired how he really tries to encapsulate a person's personality in a portrait - whether close up, or environmental.  It's such an amazing inspirational book to view.  Sure, he's a master of the technicalities of the what he's doing but obvious joy and interest in really nailing the concept he has in his head.  It's a book I know i'll go back to a lot.  

Portraits and Lighting

I like to take portraits (click on the images below to work through a few i've taken) but I can never seem to get the lighting right to my satisfaction.

Last night I was watching the first in a series of videos by the excellent Phearn on putting together a cheap three light set up.

I'm going to give it a go and report back on how it pans out.