Lightroom 4 seems to hang on me quite often during raw photo selection / ratings where LR3 used to work just fine. First major version of the software always have some issues that just cannot be tested by a single company, when they release application they pretty much letting world users to crash test their product. There is so many possible combinations of hardware, OSs, camera files etc. which makes it completely impossible to say that software is 100% bug free and will work on every single platform.
Here are few shots from World Show by Orange Tree Beauty Salon. Body painting by Natasha Kudashkina.
This editorial was shot very recently, we barely made it for Valentine’s issue of VEUX magazine. The studio was pretty much empty so we improvised a bit to create different environments for story moods. First spread was shot with umbrella key light, and the rest with just 8.5” reflectors and grids. I also employed here colour gels; they are life savers when interior decoration is lacking character.
Model: Ada Adams
MUA: Linda Radan
Just gotten my hands to edit few photos from Orange Tree Beauty Show back in April. Decided to give these little retro look. This particular series were challenging due to white on white scenario, showing details is important while not blowing out whole thing.
Over a year ago I shot very interesting duo The Glowsticks. New band manager recently contacted me to shoot them again. The band has new members now and getting them all together for the photoshoot was quite a lengthy process. We started the shoot later in the day than we expected, surroundings were getting dark pretty fast as we were shooting under Gardiner expressway downtown Toronto.
This was first photoshoot where I used new Nikon D7000. Camera proven to be working properly without a hitch. I used 85mm f/1.8 for individual shots and 16-35mm f/4 for group photos. Everything was lit with two SB-600 flashes in TTL mode fired via built-in commander.
Very old photo here. I remember hair styling took over 3 hours here and still wasn’t finished. At the end I had about 15 minutes to shoot.
It’s been a long time since shot something like this. The secret ingredients here are lotsa makeup powder, some semi-liquid stuff, macro lens and hard colored light. I normally just use regular reflectors with grids and colour gels. See more on flickr.
While some might say that this lens is no good for portraiture I will disagree. Certainly, it’s not razor sharp as 70-200 VR2 but you can still get good subject isolation at f/5.6 and pretty decent sharpness.
The lens is flare resistant, shooting against setting sun didn’t cause any issues.