Friday, February 10, 2012

Eye-Candy Friday: "Elle"

It's been a while since my last restful image, so here's one ...

I took this shot recently at a collaborative photo shoot with two models, a makeup/hair artist and three other photogs.

The foggy/hazy glow effect is not Photoshopped! That comes courtesy of a flukey lighting setup error. Cooling vents on the two large softboxes illuminating the model from both sides were open and allowing direct light from the 400 watt-second strobes to hit the inside surface of the lens-hood on my camera. Pixel-peeping reveals a distinct fabric-like pattern, and I figure that the light was reflecting off the (normally) light-absorbing black felt lining.

Before I closed the vents to fix the problem I took a few shots like that and really loved the ethereal, mystical softness it imparted to Elle.

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