I am having a ball with these mountain men portraits and creating an old time look.
Saturday I was teaching outdoor portrait lighting at the Cascade Center of Photography in Bend. They lined up this lovely lady to be our model and this is one of many setups we created for students to experiment with different lighting setups. It was a lot of fun!
While I was demonstrating wireless strobe lighting outdoors, something important to outdoor photographers, I asked David to stand in as my model.
As you can see by the expression on his face, he was very excited at the invitation to model for me.
That happened the other night when I was teaching an Introduction to Portraiture at the Cascade Center of Photography in Bend, Oregon.
The school proprietors: Christian and Regula Heeb, had arranged this model for the workshop and when it was time to do some demos shots of her for the students to see lighting, I thought: “wow”, this is a very photogenic person.
After the workshop she stuck around for a few minutes and we shot a few more images and discussed more shoots in the future.
I used two large light boxes and then some skin softening in Portrait Professional before a B&W conversion in Topaz B&W Effects.
Since I am of course, in the business of photography, I am always looking for any chance to stand out from the crowd. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.
A simple thing to do that is just like everything else is how you do your post-processing. That is exactly what I did with Czech super-model Lenka when in Dubai a few years back.