Saturday, March 31, 2012

Boudoir Before and After

So, while at a photography consortium in Tucson in November, one of my roommates (Tammy, also a bff) wanted to do a little boudoir practice session. Not for serious, but just for some fun practice. Our other roommate, Shastyn (another bff) volunteered to be our impromptu model. Since it was just us and not for serious, we didn't bother with make-up or even brushing her hair. Shastyn literally rolled out of bed and away we went. 

As you can see from the before image, there are some issues. There's a door frame coming from Shastyn's head (I see objects protruding from people's heads a lot; please try not to do this, people). The room was extremely dark and we didn't have reflectors with us. Tammy was actually holding a lamp toward Shastyn's face, hence the little blue catch lights in the eyes. I was shooting at ISO 1600 (my Nikon D700 is pretty spanky at high ISO's). 

So, yesterday i was rummaging through old images and came across this one. Despite the issues in the photo, i loved the pose and Shastyn's lovely face, so i decided to turn it into a more artsy piece. 


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