Day 4 is here and it just so happens to be a Monday. Ugh. I had a ton of e-mails to sort out, but I did manage to make a picture today.
I made this portrait of my high school intern, Valerie Yermal, using a hotlight. I shot the image with a Nikon D3 and Nikkor 70-200mm lens. I had my camera set to manual and the exposure was ISO 400, F-2.8 and 1/350 shutter speed. These are two seperate frames shot in RAW mode and combined in camera. The setting can be found in the "My Menu" option under "Image Overlay".
I processed the RAW file in Adobe Lightroom and exported it as a high resolution JPEG. I brought the JPEG into Adobe Photoshop and gave Valerie an airbrushed vintage finish. Totally retro senior portrait!
Here is Kate Robinson's Day 3 submission. The picture was taken with a Nikon D200 and 30mm lens. She had her camera set to manual exposure with an ISO 800, F-2.8 and 1/80 shutter speed. I like Kate's use of foreground and background. I also like the little rim light action that's happening on her dog's face.
The lighting scenerio is obviously not ideal. But, Kate worked with what she had. Perhaps switching on the overhead light in the car would have filled in the shadows a bit more. Kate also had some lattitude in her exposure. My recommendation would be to go from 1/80 to 1/60 shutter speed. The rim light would be more pronounced and the detail in the photo would come out more.
Andy's and other's pictures are coming soon.