Well, Not at My Home…
This year has been a journey in terms of my photography and while I didn’t have much time to really get too into things until very late, I have been taking advantage of the energy during the month of December. One of my goals for the past couple of years has been to shoot some people, and besides a few high school senior pictures I hadn’t really had the time or equipment to arrange a shoot. So, I reached out to someone online (I followed their photography) and asked for a special day of training. He arranged the model and invited me to the studio in his house and away the day went.
About This Shot
My photography guru walked me through a typical photoshoot which included meeting the model, checking outfits, determining a few “looks” to run with, and then setting up the lights for the first shoot. While we spent about an hour shooting with lighting and a backdrop, we then decided to move to a window that he utilizes the natural light to get shots. In this shot, I wanted Michelle to have a somewhat tired, but comfortable and relaxed feel. I would say she nailed it. Although this was one of the earlier shots of the long day shooting (~7 hours in total), it remains one of my favorites.
Despite me liking this shot right out of the camera, I did have to do a lot of post processing due to some things in the shot that were out of place. For one, I had to remove a small string of hairs that rested on her left shoulder and her sweater. It was distracting and had to go. Another thing was that there were cords from the blinds going through the window on the left of the frame and I had to get rid of those too. For the model, there wasn’t much processing. I did run the image through the default adjustment on Portraiture and cleaned up a few marks on the skin, but otherwise that was it.
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