Sunday, May 24, 2015

Behind the scenes, before and after

Today I did some photos in a forest with my friend Ali.

This is how the scene looked to the camera without any lighting or post processing.  I took this shot as a reference so that I could know how to "undo" any unwanted lighting effects.

Then we added a single speedlight through a beauty dish -- the lighting rig is being held up high in the air, off to the left, by an assistant. The final photo after post-processing looks like this:

The added lighting actually hit the large tree on the left in a very awkward way, so I mostly "erased" the light on the tree in Photoshop using the original photo as a reference, but I left some of it there to be consistent with the rest of the scene.

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