Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spring Portraits #3

In late March I went up to College Station to take some senior photos of Kelsi at Texas A&M. This one I particularly liked -- great location and great light. I think I had a 1/4 CTO gel on the flash from camera right at the time. I opened up the shutter speed a little to let the highlights bleed in through background a little; also enhanced those a bit in post. Finals were: 1/125 sec at f/6.3, 150mm, ISO 200.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Spring Portraits #2

The composite photo above was taken several weeks ago. I asked Roxann if she'd be interested in doing a fairy in flight photo composite, and she was up for the task. I shot her against a white background leaping in the air, then added the textures and lighting effects in Photoshop. Final layer count was 38, but some of those layers were turned off or used in very low opacities. Fun project.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Spring Portraits #1

I did some portrait work over the spring, so I thought I'd post some of that here on the blog. When Luke Boor was in Galveston for Mardi Gras we arranged a photo shoot. It was great to catch up with him. We shot at a couple of locations, the one above at a corner building on 17th and Postoffice. Galveston always provides such interesting and free photo locations. One light portrait -- a speedlight in a Westcott Octa from camera right, shade white balance to warm up the scene, 1/250 sec at f/4. I added some lens flare at the top right in post.