The assignment was to create a clean portrait shot against a flat background. The objective was to show how we handle a strong personality in front of our lens.
In case you're wondering, this is Angela, my better half. She is a very good sport, with the patience of a saint. She really is photogenic.
I was particularly worried about the placement of hands. In my first few shots, Angela looked like she was standing at attention. A combination of telling her to be spontaneous and my really bad jokes led to this. Depending on your point of view, she is either clapping or praying. Don Giannatti wondered if she was praying for the end of the shot.
I was pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback received. Don told me that gestures can be very important in portrait photography, felt that this particular gesture worked well.
- ISO 64
- 24-70 mm/f 4.2 @ 35 mm
- f 11
- 1/125 sec
- One Godox strobe with a soft-box
- 5-in-1 white reflector
I used PS for a levels adjustment, and to clone out the fold creases on the background. LR was used for sharpening and minor adjustments.
Thanks for looking everyone.