Pentax 645D, Photography
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Studio Shoot – Jessica (Part 1)

Yesterday I set up the studio lights and took some photos of Jessica. It is fascinating being able to sculpt light with various grids and diffusers, and of course, it also helps to have a beautiful model to work with.  My friend and fellow photographer Annya Eyestone joined me on the shoot, while Kim Clay worked her magic with Jessica’s makeup.

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 105mm lens)

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 105mm lens)

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 105mm lens)

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 105mm lens)

Remove the reflector, adjust the angle of light, and reduce the exposure and you get a more moody portrait.

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 105mm lens)

Studio Shoot - Jessica (645D with 67 165mm lens)

I’m really pleased with the results, detail is incredible and the skin tones are very good. The modeling lights on the strobes really help when manual focusing the 67 lenses, and when you get it right and the results are razor sharp.

One a side note, I have been using Adobe Bridge as part of my workflow to select the best images. With film, this inital process of editing used to be done on the light table, but now Adobe Bridge fills this role before I move on to Photoshop.

The above images are simply resized and watermarked jpegs straight from the camera.

A big thanks to Jessica for being such a great model.

4 Comments

  1. Wonderful images! Thank you for having me, Chris. It was a great learning experience.

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