When we shot custom video "The Massage", there was a direction in the script that Ariel had to view a whole bunch of bondage images on her laptop.
Since we needed Zoe in the shots gloating away as the domme too, we decided to spend a good fraction of the afternoon getting the stills so we could
play them back live on the laptop to capture the final scene. So here they are!
I wanted to be able to move fast as the directions specified a variety of different looks and activities. I also wanted something that looked quite
stark and shocking and would "pop" on the laptop screen so we as the audience could immediately tell what Ariel was looking at. I therefore decided to shoot
it with a ring-flash. If you light someone who is close to the walls with a ringflash, you get the flattened "halo" effect, which is how we often use it. But
if you deliberately place them a long way from the walls and get up close, you get a much more flattering version of the "on camera flash" look, with a big
dark halo behind them and the background really falling away into dunegon-y darkness. That seemed to suit the mood for these pics the best!