Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jul 6, 2009
Galleries: Portraiture, Music
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009
So I haven't been putting details lately since I wasn't getting scores good enough to get them looked at. I guess that changed with this one.
Thanks a ton, guys! I was really proud of this shoot, and am very glad you, too, liked it.
This was shot in my home studio against a purple (Orchid, to be precise) paper backdrop. From camera left, an AB-400 strobe in a beauty dish. From camera right, an SB-600, bare and aimed at the violins, and an SB-900, snooted at his shoulder/hair.
The color came from a curious post-processing effect. In Lightroom, I used the Library setting "B/W-Low Contrast," then decided I didn't want it to be B/W. When I went into Develop and turned up the saturation, I realized that part of the b/w conversion involved this odd color shift. I liked it, and ran with it. Photoshop post involved some cleaning up of shadows and vignetting.
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