Featured Portraits – Lina

22 May

Portraits - Lina

After a longgggg break from taking portraits (about 2 months which is a lifetime to me. The images I posted in this period were all re-processed from older shoots) I picked up my camera and decided to go for broke. This image was taken as a result of that. One light (580 EX II) with a reflective umbrella was placed on camera left about 1 meter above subject head pointing directly to models right shoulder.

I was standing on a chair pointing downwards and model was looking up. The flash was trigerred by an ST-E2 and the camera was the 1D Mark III with the glorious EF 85mm f/1.2 L II. Flash was set on manual at 1/8 power and camera settings at 1/300th f/5.6 ISO 200.

I should have taken at f/8 as there were some blown highlights though I like the shadows overall. If I were to do it again I would add a second light to add just a little hint of fill for the eyes (notice the lack of a catchlight on the eyes here).

Post processing was done on ACR 4.1 and there a lot of manipulation done in Photoshop to bring out details and colours.

EF 85mm f/1.2 L
Speedlite 580 EX II
SPeedlite ST-E2

1/300 f/5.6 ISO 200 flash fired manual 1/8th power reflective umbrella


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2 responses to “Featured Portraits – Lina

  1. azmi

    May 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    salam, honestly i can say that your picture is totally nice.. 🙂

  2. N.Phillips

    November 1, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Lina…your countenance is stunning. I’m composing a poem to describe it.



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