Today’s photo presented a totally different challenge than yesterday’s photo—focusing on Kelly while shooting into a very bright light and properly balancing the bright ambient light with the power of the strobes. I selected a point at where I planned to take the photo and pointed the lights toward that point. I then set my camera to the exposure I wanted for the ambient light (which I wanted it to be slightly overexposed).
Steve and I set a strobe on each side of the point and set the power to 1/4th power. We then had Kelly walk normally through our spot.
I really liked the long shadows that Kelly cast on the ground. I think these shadows provide great leading lines into my subject and the shadows behind Kelly help lead the viewers eye through the rest of the image.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 82mm, shot at ISO 200, f/8 and 1/250th of a second with a SB-800 at 1/4th power and pointed at model.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.
Photoshop—used photo pop filter of Topaz Adjust on everything in the photo except Kelly.