Lost In Thought
The images below capture Niky lying serenely on the bed with an expression of being lost in thought.
As with the image in the previous post a 150mm Octo was used. However, this time a widow to the right provided natural fill light. Above her, to the left of the image, the lightbox was set relatively high, pointed downwards to bring light to her entire body. The combination of its large size and close proximity to Niky, gives the image a soft, even and full light. However, in this image the light is harsher than in the previous post, this is due to the removal of the front diffusion cover.
At the bottom of this post is a diagram illustrating the light setup for this image.
Although the two images where edited in a similar way, some differences resulted in different final effects. Both images where sharpened (as I do no editing in camera), colour profile corrected, light balanced, and contrast increased in LT. In PS6 I cleaned up the image and applied some "air brushing".
With the first image, and still in PS6, I duplicated it and applied a 100% softlight blend mode to the second layer. In addition I burned the shadows for additional depth.
The second image also received similar treatment to the first but this time I pulled back the bend to 50%. No buring was done. A Curves layer was added and the light increased marginally.
D700 with 70-200mm f/2.8 at 125mm; ISO 200; 1/100 @ f/6.3
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