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I was aiming for a clean catalog feel.
We shot this image at high noon in a football field. I used an Einstein F13 in a Softlighter without the sock for fill. I also used a -3f stop ND filter on my 85mm F1.8 to get the blue sky and blurred background.
I was shooting at F5.6. 1/125, ISO 100.
For post processing, I processed the RAW file in Capture One to dial in color balance, contrast, exposure, clarity, structure and sharpness. I then uploaded the image to CS6, denoised with Nik Dfine, softened the skin in Imagenomic Portraiture, balanced contrast in Nik Color Fx Pro Contrast and pre-sharpened in Nik software.
Lately I have been importing my edited psd files into LR5 and exporting JPGs at the appropriate size.
Here is a look at my processes. From Lightroom to Photoshop to finished image. These are the simple steps that I use nearly every time. I hope you enjoy it.
ALL THE TUTORIALS DURING “SUMMER SCHOOL” ARE BY PROJECT 52 PRO MEMBERS EITHER CURRENTLY ENROLLED OR ALUMNI – or little ol’ me.