View from my back door.
This morning I thought I'd piddle around to see if I could execute a high key look. Only models available are Blue, Sonny, Hank the Cow Dog, or Lola. Hmmmmmmmm -- guess I'll have to be the model.
I used the same set up as I did the other day for my new profile picture. This time, I plopped my butt on a white sheet, had reflectors facing me, and camera right. My SB-900 was in the Lite Dome camera left and above me, and an SB-600 bouncing into the reflector that was camera right. I put the camera on ISO 800 -- because I wanted some grain (didn't get quite enough so added some more grain with Photoshop).
After about 30 takes -- I finally got what I was looking for. I softened it a little more in Photoshop with the
Hasselblad Softar 2 Effect Photoshop Action I found on the web. I also added a black and white layer and reduced the opacity until I brought back the amount of color I was looking for.
All that work has made me hungry! Good thing it's just about lunchtime.
Here's to beautiful green grass in October, leaves turning to a brilliant orange color and hump day (Wednesday)!
God bless --- :~} Frances
PS -- check out Slugo's new high-key portrait on his blog.