Warm & Cool

Daylight is exactly what you see outside. The brighter the day, the cleaner the light.

Tungsten light is very warm. When you take a photo with that kind of light on daylight film, the results can be quite pleasing as long as you don’t go too far.

With digital capture, it’s possible to mix both with relative ease.

This portrait of St. Louis artist David Gorden is an intentional mix of both light sources. The warm light of his studio was balanced with the cool light of my strobe.

The process mimicked his personality of being both warm and cool.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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