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October 14, 2009

Natasha

by Darren Stone



Natasha

Originally uploaded by darrenstone

This image has hard “Hollywood” lighting.
White Lightning 1600X with 11″ reflector as key light in front of Natasha and a White Lightning 1600X with a 7″ reflector as a hair/background light.
Just started experimenting with two lights,I’m trying to emulate lighting I see on Model Mayhem and the fashion mags. It’s good practce to decipher lighting set-ups and CS4 on the images I see. I am really drawn to this hard lighting. It gives crisp shadows with deep blacks. The 5DM2 also produces smooth deep blacks like a film camera.
The 17-35mm is a tricky portrait lens, but can give pleasing results. The perspective can slim the model down when used carefully, and the CS4 liquify filter can correct any distortion.

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