Sunday, November 14, 2010

Something Different

This photo was taken last Saturday on my shoot with my second cousin Alyssa and her boyfriend Andrew. This image of Andrew was the last frame of the session. I've been known to postprocess images pretty heavily into certain styles and looks, but honestly if you saw this image straight out of camera, it's not too different than what you see here. I was pushing fairly hard to get some different looks -- shooting backlit, pushing the flash pretty heavily to overcome that backlighting, not worrying too much about flare and exposure. It's fun to try a different style. Some frames looked terrible, others predictable, and others (like this) made me do a double take. These kinds of images don't often come up on the back of my camera. In postprocessing I did add a texture overlay for the scratches and texture you see near the edges. 1/320 sec, f/4.5, full power flash from SB900 in a Lastolite EZYbox softbox from camera right.


  1. I like the flare and I like the blown-out part where the sun is. Did you consider not using the softbox? He is young and has a strong face, so hard light might work perfectly well on him. Nice shot that pushes the rules.

  2. Well done Steve! I like it a lot!

  3. Different and works great for a young subject. The background is so nice and the texture is perfect. love the flare. His pose is great, he has that cool attitude. All I have to say is, the mom in me wants to brush that kid's hair! Did you think about removing the softbox from his glasses? Maybe leaving them adds to that edge-y look....I'm not sure...