May 21, 2010

POTD May 20, 2010

This is a portrait of Marissa at Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise. Marissa showed up ready go right from the start. Most girls require about a 20 minute loosening up period, not Marissa. She was so comfortable in front of the camera it made my job very easy.

She did an excellent job of picking her wardrobe for items that make her look her best and her hair and makeup were spot on.

For this photo she is standing out in an open area about 40 yards from the background so all I had to do is make sure there were no distractions in the background as I knew it was going to be very blurred to provide a nice isolation for Marissa.
Taken with the d200 and the 28-75 Tamron at F4. Shot with the softbox and sb800 from the left using the Nikon CLS system. The CLS is so easy to use, if you have a Nikon DSLR and are not using the CLS system for lighting just do it. No one is more of a technofob than I am so trust is easy.

In processing I added just a small blur to bring out the highlight in her hair from the sun which is behind her from the right.

The result is a well lit natural looking portrait of Marissa, a very pretty young lady as you can see.

Very nice Marissa!

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