Last Saturday, our field trip was to an abandoned warehouse where we set-up to take portraits. We had some great models and some good backgrounds to set them off against.
My first portrait from the session is of Christen. She wanted a photo to make her look glamorous—hard job, but someone had to do it! I wanted to establish some movement within the frame so I asked Christen to lean slightly backwards. Her lean did not get me where I wanted so I titled my camera to increase her lean. Some people may be bothered by the angle of the lines on the background, but it does not bother me. I tried several different poses of her eyes, but I liked this one best because her eyes seemed to follow the line of her arm which to adds to the overall look that I was trying to achieve.
A large softbox to camera right was the primary source of light for the portrait. It provided some nice soft, even light on her face and upper body.
Camera settings: Nikon D3X, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 shot at 40mm, ISO 200, f/8 and 1/45th of a second with large Elinchrom softbox to camera left and feathered slightly.
Lightroom—Set black and white points, adjusted saturation of various colors, added mid-tone contrast and vignetting.
Photoshop—used nik Color Efex Pro Glamour Glow filter.