Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Island Beauty”


"Island Beauty”
©David A. Ziser

This is an image I captured on the beach while in Cabo, Mexico.  Our beautiful model, Greta, a friend of our friends Kent and Sarah Smith, and who we were just with last week, did a great job as our beach beauty subject. 

I choose to use my off-camera flash coming in from camera-right in order to create more contrast on my subject which I thought accentuated the contrasting tones of the surf behind her. That lighting direction also gave me the beautiful and flattering loop lighting pattern on my subject’s face.

Notice too how I have the slight S-Curve of the surf working through the image too. I tweaked "Vibrancy" ever so slightly in Lightroom  which kicked the blue water tones up just a notch, added a slight "squarish" vignette, and enhanced the image in Photoshop ever so slightly. 

I love the finished portrait - it's simple, elegant, natural, fun, and a lovely image of my beautiful subject.

Camera specs; Canon 7D fitted with Canon 200mm F2.0 lens (what a lens), F8.0 @1/320 second (cheating the sync), ISO 200.

Enjoy!  -David

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful David. Love the LLines with the arms and the s curve. Loop lighting polishes off the image.