Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lauren #4

From the photo shoot with Lauren and Chelsea in late March. Yes, still working on these. This was one Lauren selected from the contact sheet, and it had a few issues that I had to fix. First, we had just set up lights for this pose and this was the first shot, and it was a little overexposed -- especially on her white blouse. There was also a lightstand leg in the background I had to remove. Nice pose and expression though, so probably worth devoting some time to it. Lighting was done with Larry's Elinchrome from off camera left and a gold reflector from the front. Decided, like I do a lot when I have exposure issues, to make it monochrome with Nik Silver Efex. Edge is a combination of OnOne Photoframe and Kevin Kubota's Sloppy Edges. Nikon D200 at 85mm, 1/200 sec at f/4.


  1. Great job controlling DOF and mitigating the overexposure. Frame is appropriate for the subject. Nice job.

  2. The composition makes her look extremely relaxed and friendly and the depth of field makes her the one and only subject. I think the way her hair falls away from her head also adds a dynamic lines to the composition. Nice portrait.