This is a shot I like from a recent shoot. The bokeh of the lens keeps the background a little softer (this was shot with a Sigma ART f/1.8 lens on a Canon 6D). For these types of shots I always prefer converting to black & white (I actually often like black & white better) since it becomes more timeless and the colors are not as distracting from the shape.
A Happy New Year to you all!
Here is a shot from last weekend at this girl’s home. I find it always nice & challenging to do shoots in such a confined space. It offers nice opportunities to create some shots that you would never make in a more sterile studio environment.
Lighting is an issue at these locations, but my Canon 6D still works admirably. And fortunately I like a bit of noise in my images.
When shooting on a gray background, the nice thing is it is easily detachable in Photoshop to subtly adjust. Here I went for quite a bit of subtle post-processing : ProRetouch from Totally Rad (not affiliated but I love their subtle actions), then in the second pass a Sean Archer action. The latter gives some subtle extra lights and less smooth background (actually requiring you to more or less shoot on a 50% gray backdrop) . With lovely model Simone.
It might seem that nothing much is happening here, and you may be right. 😉 Most action takes place on Instagram and less on Facebook (and less, and less…).
Still, I like this one quite a bit, so time for another post here. Hope you like it as well. 🙂
It’s from July this year with Sunsenescence and Anthony. I love the softness and had a hard time switching between high and low contrast. I usually like high contrast, but here a softer look felt better.
I usually use Social Media these days; Instagram and Facebook, rather than post here. Seems having your own website is nice but doesn’t get the reach you get from good old IG. 🙂
Anyway, time to post one here I guess; it’s Marion. We went for a day to a museum, shooting both inside and outside in various places. This is one of my favorites.
My second post today, to catch up on things. I’ve been inspired to do some more shooting. Here are four shots of Melissa, a French girl living in the Netherlands. We met at her home, where I used a few new LED continuous lights to tweak lighting just a bit. Other than that most of it is natural light.
Here are three shots I took last Easter weekend of Maaike. It was the warmest Easter since recorded history and the apple trees were filled with blossom, so a great opportunity to take some beautiful shots.
We took these in the Betuwe, an area in the Netherlands with lots of fruit trees and places to do some walking or cycling.
Hope you like them!
Here is an image I shot at the end of last summer. Today marked the ending of winter here in the Netherlands, where the sun was as nice to the skin today as it was back in autumn last year.
After some reading in the sun in the garden things got pretty chilly, so a nice excuse to go through some images and put one up here.
Although global warming isn’t a good thing, it’s nice to see the sun again; perhaps it will be as good a summer as it was last year.
Credits to beautiful Xenia for modeling & styling.