Nikon D60, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6, ISO 200, 1/200 at f4.8. Edited in Lightroom 3.0 and Photoshop Elements 8
My friend of seven years, modelled in this fashion photography shoot. I wanted to create different images using a variety of locations and costume changes. As a model, she is very versatile. Her eyes are very striking and so I made them the main focus in each image. They draw you in.
natural light in portraits
The shoot began in my home (at the time) in Copenhagen. I love using natural light in portraits to bring out subtle details in a persons face. We took shots indoors and outdoors utilising the natural light. The image above was taken out of direct sunlight. Her face is lit evenly and the furry hat adds texture to the photograph. The tight cropping helps to draw you into her eyes.
Nikon D60, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200, 1/125 at f1.8. Edited in Lightroom 3.0 and Photoshop Elements 8
The above was taken indoors using the natural light coming through the window. I positioned the model so that she was evenly lit. Changing the angle from which I took the shot, creates a whole different look. I used a fast prime lens, to again focus on her eyes. The window has created a catch lights in her eyes which gives a more dynamic feel.
Nikon D60, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6, ISO 1600, 1/20 at f5.3. Edited in Lightroom 3.0 and Photoshop Elements 8
This image was taken indoors using a black back drop and a softbox. The softbox light was positioned to the left of the model. With her face at this angle, she is evenly lit. The details have been brought out in her hair and face. The catch lights in her eyes create a striking look and so they are the main focus of the image.