John Hammond and me.  -- 09/06/2010
       
     
 Lighting and styling for a painterly portrait.
       
     
 Spent a little time masking layers.
       
     
 A practice shot using a view camera to set the depth of field plane horizontality.
       
     
 8.5 x 11" Charcoal drawing.
       
     
 Millbrook Mountain, Gardiner, NY.
       
     
 Sausage and peppers.   Photographed with two small speed lights.  On the right is  an 8"   softbox   as the key light acting as   window light. The second light is fill light camera left. I used a speed light with a bounce card and two panels of diffusion. The editing is pretty standard color, tonal, and dodging and burning with blend modes and masking. 
       
     
 Ginger and salt.
       
     
 A new image in a new series.
       
     
 A new image in a new series.
       
     
 A new image in a new series.
       
     
 Lighting practice hard light and bounce cards.
       
     
 Lighting practice with a softbox, diffusion panels and foam core with light retouching.
       
     
 Older image reworked.
       
     
 John Hammond and me.  -- 09/06/2010
       
     

John Hammond and me.  -- 09/06/2010

 Lighting and styling for a painterly portrait.
       
     

Lighting and styling for a painterly portrait.

 Spent a little time masking layers.
       
     

Spent a little time masking layers.

 A practice shot using a view camera to set the depth of field plane horizontality.
       
     

A practice shot using a view camera to set the depth of field plane horizontality.

 8.5 x 11" Charcoal drawing.
       
     

8.5 x 11" Charcoal drawing.

 Millbrook Mountain, Gardiner, NY.
       
     

Millbrook Mountain, Gardiner, NY.

 Sausage and peppers.   Photographed with two small speed lights.  On the right is  an 8"   softbox   as the key light acting as   window light. The second light is fill light camera left. I used a speed light with a bounce card and two panels of diffusion. The editing is pretty standard color, tonal, and dodging and burning with blend modes and masking. 
       
     

Sausage and peppers.

Photographed with two small speed lights. On the right is an 8" softbox as the key light acting as window light. The second light is fill light camera left. I used a speed light with a bounce card and two panels of diffusion. The editing is pretty standard color, tonal, and dodging and burning with blend modes and masking. 

 Ginger and salt.
       
     

Ginger and salt.

 A new image in a new series.
       
     

A new image in a new series.

 A new image in a new series.
       
     

A new image in a new series.

 A new image in a new series.
       
     

A new image in a new series.

 Lighting practice hard light and bounce cards.
       
     

Lighting practice hard light and bounce cards.

 Lighting practice with a softbox, diffusion panels and foam core with light retouching.
       
     

Lighting practice with a softbox, diffusion panels and foam core with light retouching.

 Older image reworked.
       
     

Older image reworked.