craigcolvin
craigcolvin

Melissa Jean



Melissa in jeans against concrete wall

Melissa in jeans against concrete wall
Read less

Views

3931

Likes

Awards

Featured
Contest Finalist in Wearing Jeans Photo Contest
Peer Award
Anton1959 johnsmiff Photopaul chiphendershot Steve_Cottrill EloIm WalterB +48
Superb Composition
mikalewelch davidbasson saturnguy13 satishv Cruiser48 arq_velazco fsturner +37
Top Choice
iangooch geoffreynash stephanprinsloo_6538 stephanprinsloo RobertBlanchard robwulff embas +26
Absolute Masterpiece
skippy4280 Lloyd_Blackburn motography johnmatthews piathelandersonsmith Pop_Gabriela anthonymannion +24
Magnificent Capture
HMFICBoudoir CharlesWScottphoto lynhope EyesFocused jasonrowland Scintillating_Studios TaylorRenay +2
Outstanding Creativity
lindymcculley daveblackwell_7467 BrunoHeeb michaelvereker pranab rajivkalra dennisbrown +2
All Star
keb edrobson prekob316 vitor UnkleFrank SMM1
Jaw Dropping
learjet60 RBrock -Time-In-Memories- Grey_Fulton xahid
Superior Skill
robertschickling rickyprubrecht DarkKnight DeniaART iTellStories
Exceptional Contrast
iso_matic RobandZetPhotography
Genius
AntonioBernardino

Emotions

Impressed
Anton1959 SURREALIMAGE

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

In Blue Jeans Photo ContestTop 10 class
In Blue Jeans Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
In Blue Jeans Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
In Blue Jeans Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Strike A Pose Photo ContestTop 30 class
Strike A Pose Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2

Categories


11 Comments | Report
BigFellaDave
 
BigFellaDave September 02, 2013
fabulous
Steveilad
 
Steveilad September 02, 2013
Beautiful portrait
gunners42
 
gunners42 October 25, 2013
nicely done...... Al,
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA January 17, 2014
Well done, awesome work
ashview
 
ashview October 08, 2014
so nice shot.. have a nice day
spud236
 
spud236 June 29, 2015
The subtle lighting really accentuates the skin tones very well done.
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY October 04, 2015
congrats cool shot
EyesFocused PRO+
 
EyesFocused October 17, 2016
Hot
fsturner
 
fsturner November 11, 2016
Nice work, composition and lighting create the mood, depth of field adds interest.
johnmatthews
 
johnmatthews April 10, 2017
Great pose.
Beardog2003 PRO+
 
Beardog2003 June 08, 2018
sexy bedroom eyes

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This was photo was taken in my studio in San Jose, CA
Time
4pm
Lighting
This is lit with a single 4'x3' gridded softbox camera right. The light was only slightly above the model and very close to the model.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 5DmkII and a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 40mm. Strobe was an AlienBee 800.
Inspiration
This is part of a series I started several years ago and I shoot with every model I work with. The concept is them in jeans up against the concrete wall.
Editing
This photo has extensive post-processing. I actually have video that shows the retouching steps I did on this photo on my website http://craigcolvinphotography.com/od00 Here is a summary of the steps I did in Photoshop. Retouch blemishes Smooth skin using Portraiture plug Brighten the eyes Dodge/Burn Brighten the model and darken the background using curves Add contrast using Tonal Contrast filter in Nik Color Effects Pro Add a vignette
In my camera bag
Canon 5DmkII, Canon 17-40mm F/4L, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L, Canon 580 strobe, 4 pocket wizards, intervalometer, CamRanger, lots of memory cards, batteries, and business cards.
Feedback
There are many elements that make this image special, the lighting is important, having a professional model who knows how to pose helps tremendously, but what really makes this image is the post-processing work. It took it from a OK image to what you see here. There are tons of resources for learning glamour retouching. Learn all you can.

See more amazing photos, Follow craigcolvin