Richard Siersma  

Mariah by Richard Siersma

April 2019 - Mariah

About the Image(s)

Was taken at a studio lighting workshop with my Nikon D810, 24-70 Nikkor at 70mm, f11, 1/200, ISO 100. Slight adjustments and sharpening were done in LR.

6 comments posted

Terri Adcock
I love the portrait and I am sure that the sitter/model would also enjoy this image of themselves. I like the way her hair blows out behind her

One very minor issue for me are the highlights on her forehead, nose and cheek nearest us, I find them a tad distracting and may be tempted to tone those down.
As they are small areas a quick touch up with the heal/clone tool should work very nicely.

I   Posted: 04/03/2019 16:45:46

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
The hair blowing out and the lighting on it is a great feature, it brings the model out of the ordinary. Although it is not unnatural I might've been tempted to 'iron out' the wrinkles in her neck. Great job!   Posted: 04/04/2019 15:29:02

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Did you use one or two lights to light the model and her hair. The hair shape is outstanding. The background is very nice and professional looking. I agree with Barbara that the wrinkles on her neck could be toned down.   Posted: 04/11/2019 14:11:06
Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Nick, there were actually two strobes with softboxes on either side of the model; plus a background strobe with a blue gel filter.   Posted: 04/17/2019 16:24:29

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Very well done, Richard! You've captured a dynamic photograph of a beautiful woman. Like the others, I find your treatment of her hair to be wonderful. I don't find the highlights on her face to be a significant distraction (for me). However, it might further enhance a fantastic image if there were a catch light in her eyes. Nice work!

  Posted: 04/15/2019 08:58:44

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Thank you everyone, I do appreciate the comments. Using frequency separation in PS I toned down the the highlights on her forehead and cheeks. I also smoothed out the wrinkles in her neck.   Posted: 04/18/2019 17:06:33
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