Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Successful Shoots Continue

Another shoot today. This time, just one person. In a way it was kind of nice because I never had to worry about chopping off parts of one person's face or something. Basically it just changed the dynamic. I did have one photo that I am going to convert to black-and-white, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm

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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100mm

I must say, I've been very happy with most of the close-up headshots. Eyes are fun to work with in post-processing when they're big, have juicy catch lights, and are the main focus point of the image.

I also learned that before you take the photo, you should make sure that the model does not have any hairs on his/her face that would be distracting. Especially make sure that said hairs do not cross over the eye of the model. Otherwise you might spend 45 minutes in Photoshop, carefully cloning them out.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job! You've been turning out some really nice portraits. I think you have the eyes nailed down - managing to make that connection with the eyes is always tricky! These are really nice - good tones and softness too!


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