Over the holidays, a group photographed Lauren (pictured here) and Sarah down at Galveston beach. As always, both ladies were beautiful and a joy to photograph.
At sunset, the light was great. Here, I tried to underexpose the ambient light by about two stops and then just splash some light on Lauren’s face by using a Nikon SB800 with a snoot and an orange gel (to simulate the light of the sunset). I also made sure that my flash was dialed down by about a stop.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, f/4 and 1/125th of a second
Lightroom 3: Set black point, added contrast with a mild curve.
Photoshop CS5: Dodged and burned various parts of photo and saturated background color.