The photo for this week goes back to a shoot from 2008. I commited a couple of party fouls when I set up this shot. Huh?!?!?! How could that be?!?!?!
Well it was really quite easy. I opened the aperature a little too far, had my strobe too close, and my shutter too slow. It didn’t destroy the shot, it just over exposed it by one to two stops. But I really liked the shot so I couldn’t give up on it so soon. I loved the lines, she has some very beautiful lines. I liked the casual and effortless beauty of the pose.
So knowing that I had overexposed the shot all I needed to do was pull a superman and fly around the world and reverse time, set the proper settings for the camera, move the strobe back a little, and BAHM! Perfect photo! Since my cape is at the dry cleaners and my tights ride up something wicked, I figured I would have to settle with some simple Photoshop tricks.
I first changed the image to black and white. Then I added a levels adjustment layer and actually pulled up the brights in order to give the shot the high key look. Once I got that just about right, I simply added another levels adjustment layer and crushed the darks to get rid of some of the darker details. And thats how I got the shot that you see here.
See you next week with another photo of the week!