I find that I really enjoy shooting portraits at the studio. It’s the one class that I just cannot get enough of. We’ve learned a lot about the various portrait lighting styles and I think I am more conscious about it now.
This is a shot that I took of a good friend of mine emphasizing the Rembrandt lighting. This was the style that I struggled a lot. Most of my shots didn’t show enough of the triangle that defines the style. Even with this shot, the triangular light around her cheekbone area was faint when I first looked at it on my camera LCD. It wasn’t until I made the initial adjustment in Lightroom that this one image stood out. She has a rounded face, but the angle slimmed her face a little, and the shadow falling on her left cheeks (camera-right) accentuated her cheekbones. She has the Mona Lisa smile going on here so I thought a little bit of grain to emulate film will give it that vintage touch.
And just for kicks, I decided to process this one in black and white as well, although I must admit, I think I like the colored version better. What do you think?
Been out with a friend of mine yesterday. I dragged her out to be my model for the shooting assignments which I need to submit this week. She was a good sport, and fun to work with. I just had to shoot a couple of frames for her. These two are my faves.
Let’s take a short break from the black and whites and venture towards some major cuteness. I did an impromptu photo shoot yesterday. My subject was one adorable little girl who’ll be turning one in two weeks. Her parents wanted a few photos of her before her big day.
I took a dozen photos, but these are 2 of my favorite.
This was one of those days when I wished I had a studio. I had to improvise with the shoot. The clean background was what I was going for. I love the high key look for indoor kid shots. I find that it emphasizes their innocence. These were shot near a window (left side). I used a silver reflector on her right to light her face. I love how they turned out, her parents loved them too, but I think I have to experiment more, perhaps work on my lighting and explore a few more possibilities. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get the hang of it.
I cannot believe how busy I’ve been lately that I haven’t been around to post anything on my blog. I have also not been able to respond back to all your comments, and I sincerely apologize. I’ll do my best to catch up with you all very soon.
The season is in full bloom, brilliant colors everywhere and I barely noticed. That’s what happens when you’re stuck inside everyday. I did a photo shoot for a lovely couple a week ago, which gave me a chance to take some images of the changing leaves before they are completely gone.
I really did enjoy the shoot, the Autumn colors provided a beautiful backdrop for one laid-back session. The images came out real nice and the couple loved them.