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NativeEyeMedia November 03, 2019
Thank you, Finally got one this far!

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in my garage when I first started doing studio photography. I since then converted a room in my home for my studio work for the comfort of my subjects.
This image was captured as part of a series of concepts taken this day. At this point I was experimenting with black as a backdrop and was trying to get my settings correct in order to capture an aesthetically pleasing image. This particular one was such a nice surprise because it was the best lit one that gave me what I was looking for.
For the lighting, I used 2 umbrella constant lights, mainly because this was my first venture into using artificial lighting. It was all I could afford at the time, however, now I am in love with strobes.
I used my trusty Nikon D7100 with a 25-85mm lens, and 2 umbrella lights. No other equipment was necessary.
My goal for this session was to focus on my subject and get images I could use to build my portfolio. I knew that I had to try and get portraits that were well lit and have a striking appeal. She is a beautiful subject, so that was important for me to captured her beauty the best I could and be happy with the results.
I always do the majority of my processing in Lightroom since my portraits don’t need much manipulation. Mostly what my workflow consists of lighting and color adjustments. Keeping my images as close to out of camera is important to me, so I do the majority of work while shooting.
In my camera bag
I have 4 lenses in my bag now. I have my Nikkor 25-85mm, my beast of a lens being my Sigma 70-200mm (my favorite), my nifty 50mm Nikkor, and Samyang 8mm Fish Eye lens. I also have a filter I use for macro photography.
Getting to know your camera settings is a must when you are dealing with studio photography. I’d suggest getting a light meter (on my list of must-do’s) and have a great prime lens. Working with a lighter backdrop isn’t as intimidating, as the lens you’re working with will bounce that light you’re using, but dark colors absorb it, so knowing your settings is essential for getting a great image in a black backdrop. I only with I had the knowledge I have now so I could have saved time and probably have gotten a stronger image.

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