Back Light vs. Front Light
It was late afternoon, we were shooting next to a small stream with sun-light making it's way to us through small patches of space between the leaves in the canopy of trees overhead. It was our first time together and this was the perfect spot to experiment with lighting and moods and poses and clothes.
It’s hard to believe that Leonardo Davinci painted the Mona Lisa over five HUNDRED years ago. What better example of the brilliant use of a single, prominent triangle to create a stunning and simple composition. But wait you say, “That’s not a triangle, all the corners are cropped out.” Well, guess what, an implied triangle is just as strong as an actual triangle… and if that doesn’t satisfy your naysaying read the evidence which suggests (and I believe) Leonardo’s masterpiece was originally larger, and probably included the entire shape.
Photographer Jake Garn