365 Project : Day 223

Me and my friend went for a fun shoot yesterday and I did a small one-on-one workshop (for details regarding my workshops click here) regarding portraits and lighting.  Our model’s name is Katya, who’s really nice & kind throughout the shoot. It was a small setup. We only used one light (580exii) and a reflector for the entire shoot. I actually planned for a 3 light setup but because of the space constraints I decided to use only one light. A gold reflector was used to brighten up the face of the model.

This particular shot was quite hard since we are shooting on a big & bright window, so focusing was quite a challenge, I have to switch to manual focus from time to time to get a sharp photo. I also want to over exposed the window so I have to drag the shutter to 1/15 which requires me to hold the camera steady. I think the optical stabilizer of the lens helped too.

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM + gold reflector
Settings: f3.2 | 1/15 | ISO 100

580exii + umbrella @ 1/64 power on camera left
gold reflector bellow as a fill light
7D’s built in trigger

Post process:

  • Dodging and burning
  • Hue and saturation
  • Curves adjustments



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