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Grace, Philadelphia



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4 Comments |
Pidge815
 
Pidge815 August 10, 2018
Lovely!!!
vitor Platinum
 
vitor August 20, 2018
Beautiful !
Raskputte
 
Raskputte Mar 31
Great natural portrait.
MLetika Platinum
 
MLetika Mar 31
Wow👌👍🍬❤️🙏
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Behind The Lens

Location

I scouted old buildings in Philadelphia’s historic district the day before the shoot. This red French door was in front of The Olde Bar, formerly the Original Bookbinder’s building.

Time

Taken September 2017, 8:39 AM, before the restaurant opened.

Lighting

Sunlight was hitting the French doors at an undesirable angle. The restaurant was not open yet, so I borrowed one of their red patio umbrellas. I angled it for shade while allowing a bit of rim light. I bounced a speedlight into the umbrella while adjusting the color temperature in-camera to compensate for the colorshift from the red umbrella.

Equipment

Shot with a Canon 5D III and 28-70mm f/2.8L II, speedlight and restaurant patio umbrella.

Inspiration

I wanted to shoot a variety of people in Philadelphia using the historic architecture as backdrops. It was a great experience shooting on the old cobblestone streets just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The model was Grace, a grad student and teacher.

Editing

Raw image workflow included color and exposure adjustment in Lightroom with retouching in Photoshop.

In my camera bag

I currently shoot with a Canon R5, but previously carried a 5D IV and 5D III. For travel and street photography, I typically carry two lenses. Portable strobes include speedlights, AD200s, Manfrotto Nanopole stands, Photoflex small OctoDome, SMDV Speedbox and Westcott Beauty Dish.

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