EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 30D, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1/200th sec @ f11, ISO 200
San Francisco, CA – The task of “culling” patently bad shots out of the mass of images you’ve made usually is a pretty cut-and-dry procedure: totally black or white images, shots of your feet, up your nose, extremely blurry or unflattering shots are easily dispensed with and you then move on to the business of finding wheat amonst the chaff in the resulting collection.
There are times when an image that, under the parameters of your assignment, is certainly not fit for delivery to your client but nevertheless has some sort of visual appeal of its own. This is one of those images.
EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 24-70 2.8L. MAIN SUBJECT: 1/125th @f/8 ISO400 and gridded 580EX camera right. BACKGROUND LIGHTS: defocussed exposure 1/125th @ f/8 ISO 400 cloned around main subject. Colored catchlight in eyes added in post.
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday!
Some photographers blanch at the idea of making portraits of children and yes, sometimes you get subjects that simply arrive underfed, under-rested and completely out-of-sorts. But it’s all worth it when the opportunity to make images like these presents itself.
EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/125th @ f/5.6, ISO 100, Photogenic PL-06 @ 1/4 power camera right with 3×6′ softbox, PL-06 1/16 power with 6″ reflector behind and left of subjects, Quantum Q-flash 1/2 power right of subjects aimed at white seamless background.