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m curious what the idea behind this shot was. It's not the standard portrait, and the way Courtney looks and holds her hair is a bit unusual. Was the purpose to try something new, or why is the model posing this way?
Alfred Molon at 10:10 CEST on 25-Aug-2012 [Reply]
Alfred Molon wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> m curious what the idea behind this shot was. It's not the standard portrait, and the way
> Courtney looks and holds her hair is a bit unusual. Was the purpose to try something new,
> or why is the model posing this way?
This shot was part of a series trying out a new light modifier, a beauty dish. Courtney is a very experienced model and I just let her do her thing. There wasn't any intention behind the pose on my part, I was experimenting with lighting and this ended up being on of my favorite shots from the series. I liked her expression, the catchlights in her eyes, what she did with her hair, and the overall lighting. So I guess the things you found "unusual" are what caught my eye and made me like this image out of dozens of others I shot of her.
Greg Mennegar at 15:56 CEST on 25-Aug-2012 [Reply]
great detail on hair
Hello, congratulations for detail on her hair, I was surprised you used ISO-400 and also a very short dof because of F2.5.
Sigma lens, is a legacy one with an adapter? Do you find it easy to focus on the object?
salvador atance at 11:41 CEST on 31-Aug-2012 [Reply]
salvador atance wrote:
> Hello, congratulations for detail on her hair, I was surprised you used ISO-400 and also a
> very short dof because of F2.5.
> Sigma lens, is a legacy one with an adapter? Do you find it easy to focus on the object?
Thank you for the kind words Salvador. The Sigma 50MM f1.4 lens I used is a 4/3 mount auto-focus lens. The focus was on the eyes, using auto-focus. I used the high ISO because I wanted to play around with the shallow DOF and could not use my strobe light at that aperture. The lighting used was the modeling light from my Alien Bees 800 and the Alien Bees High Output beauty dish (which I no longer use for indoor portraits).
Greg Mennegar at 16:36 CEST on 31-Aug-2012 [Reply]