Bill Foy  

Photographer's Model by Bill Foy

June 2021 - Photographer's Model

About the Image(s)

This image was made a couple of years ago in the Montmartre section of Paris. I came upon this posing model and decided to sit across from her and see if I could get a few a images.
Processed with ACR & PS2021 - adjustments to black/white, contrast and highlights/shadows and a vignette added in ACR. I did some selective dodge/burn in PS2021.
Nikon D500, Tamron 18-270mm lens @ 250mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO-320

5 comments posted

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I think this is a really nice street portrait. I love the expression on her face. The colors are intriguing too. The red and green complementary scheme together with the bright yellow of her jacket offset by her blonde hair are an amazing feast for my eyes.

You nailed exposure and focus. I love the DOF falling off behind her.

Great shot and excellent PP   Posted: 06/02/2021 14:17:05
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Ed.   Posted: 06/09/2021 11:32:18

Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
I love this. The colour is amazing and if she's a photographer's model then she's definitely letting the photographer know that she's getting fed up! So much more interesting that posing.   Posted: 06/06/2021 08:09:23
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Mo. There were a couple of small tour groups in the square that, I'm pretty sure, were the object of her impatience.   Posted: 06/09/2021 11:33:42

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I see this as a nice street portrait that looks into the character of the subject. She is not posing in this image, just being herself, and showing interest in what is going on around her.

I see that you added some lightening vignette to the corners to balance her bright notebook in the lower left hand corner. I still find that bright spot in the lower left a bit overpowering, it keeps grabbing my attention. I suspect that to keep that area from blowing out, you underexposed the rest of the image. Darkening that area could be taken care of in ACR. The adjustments brush is great for taking care of the bright areas while leaving the tonal contrast in the rest of the image untouched, no masks needed. If you darken the yellows and reds a bit, you can then brighten the whole image to get more light on your subject.   Posted: 06/11/2021 20:47:56
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