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Audrey Rae



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Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac January 16, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
charlesray PRO+
 
charlesray September 20, 2015
Beautiful photo!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my apartment with a pink blanket as a backdrop. My Granddaughter was facing a large, sliding glass window. I used my pop-up flash to add a "kiss" of light to brighten shadows. I wanted the natural light to be the key light.
Time
This photo was taken in the afternoon, probably sometime after 2:00pm.
Lighting
Natural light with minimum pop-up flash to fill shadows.
Equipment
Canon Rebel XS
Inspiration
Audrey is the perfect model...you can't take a "bad" picture of her!
Editing
As for post-processing, I did quite a bit! I first used Photoshop to clean up any imperfections and then I used OnOne Software's Perfect Effects to sharpen and add vignette. I then brought it back into Photoshop and used actions from "Greater Than Gatsby" to soften the skin and brighten the eyes. I used the patch tool to remove under eye bags. I converted to b&w using "LAB black & white," which is part of the "Greater Than Gatsby" action set. I then used a "high-contrast" action to pop contrast in specific parts of the photo, mainly the eyes, hair, and mouth. Finally, I added a texture to the background that I purchased from Ashe Design.
In my camera bag
I am a new photographer, so I don't have anything new and exciting LOL I have the stock 18-55 that came with my camera. I also have a portrait lens that I used for this photo, as I can go as low as 1.8 with it. I also have a wide-angle lens I use A LOT and a 28-135mm. I have two Canon 580EX flashes and a "Zumbrella" I use quite a bit to bounce a flash off of, or use as a "shoot-through." I carry an assortment of flash gels and a little slave flash that works great for backlighting.
Feedback
Do what the other professionals are doing. Get out there and practice, practice, practice! Do what ever it takes to get the final product to match what you see in your mind. I got most of my ideas from watching free webinars offered by CreativeLive.com. They are a HUGE asset to anyone wanting to improve their photography skills. I still have LONG way to go!

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