Thursday, January 21, 2010


I was going through my Dickens on the Strand images a few days ago and came across this picture. These two guys had a good time posing for us. This photo was taken with two softboxes off to either side. Nikon D200, 1/250 sec at f/13, -0.7 EV, both flashes firing at about 1/8 power ... really working to overpower the sun here. When you start doing a lot of off-camera flash work, you start to see how it mirrors HDR. You look at the sky in the top center of this photo and you see how rich and underexposed it is, but there is enough fill light in the foreground to create fibrant subjects. Very little Photoshop work here, just a few tweaks in Camera Raw. There is a total of one layer in Photoshop ... I think probably only one of a handful of images I've created in the last six years that I can say that about.

1 comment:

  1. I remember you guys shooting them. They were very colorful and happy to oblige.

    This shot is awesome! Detail, color and exposure are right on.