How I Spent my Sunday, Part 2

Daughter came over to help me with my lighting assignment – portrait using a continuous light source and a flash/strobe.  On the advice of our instructor, I shot her with a much longer lens than the previous week. I’m quite pleased with the results.

Ali doing her best Blue Steel and trying not to laugh. See “Zoolander”


And one in black and white . . .

And here is the best of the motion blur effect I tried to replicate. Given the ambient light in the room, it wasn’t as strong as I’d hoped it would be. Still, it has a bit of an ethereal, Mona Lisa quality to it. This was shot at 100 ISO, 1/13s at f/3.5. After pressing the shutter I zoomed in to create the blur and halo around her face.  Next time I’ll do this in a darker room.  I did not block off the windows as carefully as I usually do.