I always want my maternity clients to get a wide variety of photographs for their pregnancy book. Consequently one of my favorite ways to create variety as a photographer is to play with the lighting. For this shot I wanted it to be all about the shadow on the floor. This required a strong directional light.
Mom was a very willing model as I had her adjust her position ever so slightly to get the perfect light on her face, belly and shadow. In the end everyone felt it was worth the effort to create this maternity photograph.
For you photographers out there, I used a grid above and left with a single light source. F8 – ISO 100 – 1/200. Minimal post processing was done.