Thursday, July 08, 2010

"Lily Grace"

Lily Grace

"Lily Grace"
©David A. Ziser
This image is from a recent portrait shoot.  The baby was only 6 weeks old, and as I mentioned to the parents, portraits shoots of very young babies is always a process ;~)  We shot for about an hour and I captured some very nice images.  For these shoots, it’s never just about the photography- more importantly, for me at least, it’s the finished treatment I’m able to give them in Photoshop.  The original lighting was rather flat but with the help of Lightroom and Photoshop, I was able to contour the lighting just where I wanted it. With about 10 minutes of image enhancement, I was able to transform a nice image into a striking portrait of Lily Grace.  After the shoot, we printed the image and framed it up for the client and presented it to them just as you see it here before they left.  Talk about building client expectations for the rest of the images from the shoot - they can’t wait to see the final selections! Camera specs:  Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 170mm, F 14 @ 1/125 second, ISO 640.  Quantum T5d bare bulb through my Zumbrella camera left. Enjoy!  -David

1 comment:

  1. Great idea about giving a small taste of more to come. Great idea, thanks.