I haven’t done many shoots lately, so here’s one from November last year with the lovely Marion. It was actually quite dark in this particular spot, which was surrounded by trees. Fortunately the Canon 6D (mkI) is very sensitive to light, so you can still shoot at high ISO’s without too much noise.
It’s been a while. I’ve recently done another shoot with this girl, who has been training hard to shape her body. We did some experimentation with color gels; here is a shot with a regular white light at the front and a red spot pointing partly at the background, partly at her by opening the barndoors of the flash and removing the grid.
I shot with Marion a week ago, over the course of a few hours in a park. Later we got back to the car, which was standing underneath a bridge with beautifully painted walls. We took some more photographs with the colorful backgrounds.
The camera was the Canon 6D mark I and the lens was the Canon 24-70 L (mark I as well). I mostly shoot wide open for the bokeh to be soft, so f/2.8 in this case.
Postprocessing was done using Radlab Pro Retouch: Skin Foundation, Hair Blonde Shine. Some dodge & burn on the cheeks, sharpening the eyes a little bit (and making them slightly lighter). Then a tiny bit of Nik Analog Efex Pro 2 for the vignette and slight structure enhancement. Plus one of the awesome IWLTBAP (I Would Like To Be A Pony, no really) color grading schemes. This color grade was Aspen.
It may sound like much processing, but the effect all-in-all is rather subtle compared to what I started with. Just to give it more punch, more focus on the eyes and face.
A new shoot with Marion; this time I wanted to throw some things overboard and try some more loose photography. Just showing some background, studio stuff, homely things. And also some natural light (for the most part).
This one was shot in front of a window facing north. I love the softness of the light; better than any softbox I’ve encountered (due to the larger size of the light source of course, but still).