365 Project : Day 065

Today is day 65 of my 365 🙂  Now, I have exactly 300 days to go!

On my 365, I have lit a lot of things, lemon, shoes, smoke, water, flowers… etc.  But I didn’t have a lot of people as my subject.  Lighting is really critical and the thing about lighting is that, you need different approaches for different subjects.  In my experience, it’s not an exact science, there is no single formula that will work with anything in any situation.  But, once you know some lighting fundamentals it will help a lot.  I am a work in progress, I’m new to photography (1 year) and I’m trying to learn as much as I can.  Hopefully, I’ll get to have more opportunities in the future for photo shoots like this.  I want to thank my make up artist Maria Isolde for this shoot.  And of course, my lovely model 🙂

Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC
Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 200

Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power on camera left (main light)
Canon 430exii @ 1/32 power on camera right (rim light & hair light)
Canon 199a  + 32″ softbox as fill (23 year old flash still working 😀 )  @iso400
Trigger = Canon 7D for 580exii + 430exii and Phottix PT04II for the Canon 199a

Post processing:

  • Adjusted exposure, fill light and contrast in ACR
  • Dodging and burning to enhance the mask and the feathers
  • Added vignette



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