Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tricia Jo: Reprised

I so love this set. I have always loved this set for the obvious reasons; the attitude, the wardrobe, the style, the looks, etc.

I also really like it because for whatever reason, the camera and lighting really captures the crispness/sharpness/contrast of the look very well. Maybe it's because the colors of the clothes contrast against the skin after B&W conversion (via gradient map) and in combination with the lighting it really pops?

I dunno.

It just works.

This might be the last one for a while because I'm using this 4th and final picture to create a 4-some for Tricia Jo.

Again, what's special about this picture is that I used 90% opacity gradient map without applying any B&W conversion. This action is responsible for the desaturation as well as the contrast and also the 'pop'. Really applying a B&W gradient map is quite powerful.

Camera: D3/24-70mm f2.8G @44mm, 1/200th, f/7.1, ISO200

Strobist: AB800 in 28" Apollo Westcott softbox from camera upper left. AB800 from camera far upper left.

Model: Tricia Jo Hoffman

Makeup: Kelli Zehnder

Wardrobe: Tricia Jo/Michelle Green

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