"Thoughts Of You"
© David A. Ziser
Here is another image I captured at the beautiful Jacuzzi Winery on Tuesday. The class was working with Megan, our lovely model. They were outside and asked her to sit in the window and just look back at the camera.
I’m sure their photograph looked good but I wanted to see what it looked like from the opposite side. I circled around and went inside to see what the shot looked like from that vantage point. This was the image I saw – a beautifully lit profile of Megan. Look at the gorgeous loop lighting on her face. The natural lighting sculpts her features perfectly giving us a very simple, easy portrait of this lovely young lady.
Compositionally, I positioned her head carefully between the boards the “interior frame” of the wooden shutter behind her in order to frame her even more effectively for this photograph. Her head is positioned at nodal point #4 of both the “exterior AND interior frame” of the composition.
I also like the very warm colors and how they contrast with the rich blue color of her top. You know, when you look at this image, it is a simple/pleasing portrait. It’s all natural lighting, easy pose, and simple composition that all comes together for a very beautiful and flattering image of Megan.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 110m, F5.6 @ 1/200 second, ISO 320. Enjoy! -David