Photo of the Day 15

September 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

This is Mikeli, second session.
http://www.photofortytwo.com/p1039571683
This is the link to here first.
For those that read yesterdays entry, I talked about the 'rule of thirds' you can see it evident again here. The centerline of the fac
e lies along the 1st vertical third, the eyes along the top horizontal third.
I knew the eyes, as nearly always in a portrait, were going to be the main feature. So I took a lot of trouble focusing on them. Bringing them to life even more in post, by turning the photo into a B&W then bringing back the color in the eyes, it is subtle, but thats how I like it.

The light on this shot was two speed lights. One high to camera right, behind an shoot through umbrella. The second, up high to the left behind model to light her hair, she has dark hair , with a dark backdrop, I needed to light the top rear of her head to separate her hair from the background. This light was twisted off so that just the edge of the light beam touched her hair, didn't want to much light and overdo things.

The post on this shot was done mainly in light room 4 with the B&W conversion done over in Silver Effex Pro.

The Stats:
200th sec, @f2.8,ISO 100. 100 mm macro lens. Two 580 exII speed lights.
 

 


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