Here is a picture from the shoot with Xenia the other day. We were actually at the same time walking her dog, which was pretty funny, and at times a bit cumbersome because, well, a dog needs attention. 🙂
Most of the pictures didn’t include Printie, as is the dog’s name, but this one did, and in fact I like the combination here. It’s something different from the usual pictures, so why not? Besides, yesterday was World Animal Day so it would have been appropriate, if only I had posted this one day earlier. 😉
This one is from a few days ago with Xenia. It was taken as the sun was setting, right next to a bicycle lane, so we had to make a bit of room every couple of shots. 🙂
Next to that, we were walking her dog at the same time, so it was a bit of messing around, trying to get some nice shots while juggling with all the other plates at the same time. But it was fun doing so! And a wonderfully almost non-Dutch warm evening.
It’s kind of silly weather today here in Holland; rain and sun that overlap every now and then. Not really cold, but not great to go outside as well. So it was a good time to go through old photographs and shoots.
This picture thus is really an old one, with some new paint. I shot this back in November, 2014, with Renate standing in front of the camera. I took it through Photoshop and Nik to accentuate her light hair, to brighten her eyes a little and to bring out her body a bit better.
So even though the picture is 1,5 years old, the postprocessing is from today.
This one is from Chanelle, a year ago. The postprocessing was hard to choose on this one; making the hair with more contrast, or giving it a softer look; I liked both.
The end result is a mix between Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and Nik’s Analog Efex (adding a slight defocus) somewhat. When viewed as a smaller image, it looks a bit like a pencil drawing more than a photo really, but I like it just the same. I don’t mind photos that are a little off the beaten path.
I don’t do outdoor shoots a lot, but steampunk requires a bit of scenery. This one was shot with Skye Nova (Laura) in de Burcht in Leiden. It was a warm evening which helped to prevent getting cold until the sun set.
This was taken with a single flash, set not too hard to mix in a bit of ambient (natural) light as well.
Xenia dropped by the studio two days ago; normally she’s more into more natural shoots with natural lighting, home backdrops etc, but this time we used the studio.
I used one of my favorite light modifiers, which is a gobo spot, without any silhouette in the spot, so it’s just a round spot. The lens was a Sigma 85/1.4, camera a Canon 6D. For the technically interested, ISO 100, f/2.0 at 1/1600s. The flashes normally don’t do HSS (high-speed sync) but I’m using Yongnuo YN-622C remote triggers. The flash itself is an old Linkstar LF-250 at low power.