March 23, 2012

Emili and Jordon Shoot #2


It’s Friday, so, it time to present my photo of Emili in the same location as the one that I showed earlier this week of Jordon.
As I said in Tuesday’s post, Emili has light completion and eyes so rather than photographing her with rich colors I wanted the colors in the photo to be light and airy.  I changed my f-stop from f/5.6 to f/4 and the shutter speed from 1/90th of second to 1/30th of a second—thus increasing both the ambient light and the effect of the strobe on Emili’s face.  I think that the changed produced an image that was more high-key and more in-tune with Emili. 
The ambient light was darker when I took the photo of Emili so I I think that the overall effect of my camera changes on the ambient light was about one f-stop—not the three that you would expect from the changes that I made to both the f-stop and the shutter speed.  The power changes on the strobe unit was the same so the change in f-stop had the effect of one f-stop on Emili's face.
When I shot the photo, I debated upon putting an additional light to Emili’s left to open-up the background but then after seeing the photo on my computer monitor, I was glad that I did not do it.  I think the additional light would have flattened the image.  The darker side helps add depth to the photo.
Enjoy.
Camera settings:  Nikon D3, Nikon 85mm f/1.4 at ISO 200, f/4 and with shutter speeds 1/30th of second with an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra flash with a 17” beauty dish attached to Emili’s right and about eye level.
Post Processing:  
Lightroom 4—set white and black points, added clarity and vibrance, used adjustment brush to add details to eyes and hair and soften skin and added vignette.

6 comments:

  1. I see your point about the two photographs but I do not understand how all your changes affect the different aspects of the pix. Could you explain them sometime?
    Allen

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  2. See and like the differences. You did good.
    Debbie

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  3. I like both photographs. I wonder if you could show us how each would look if you reversed them. I cannot image that they would look that much different.
    Roland

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  4. You did good. Both portraits seem to show off the women's best features. I would like to echo Sidney's request about your thoughts on LR4 and Roland's question about seeing the two in reverse. Keep the photos and info flowing.
    Terse

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  5. These portraits have a finished look about them that I cannot seem to get by using only LR. Could you provide more details of what you do to make them look like this? I do "enjoy" your work and your comments.
    Tim

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