Monday, November 10, 2008

The Big Chill is Coming

Even though the winter doesn't officially start until Dec. 21st, it sure felt like we were deep in it his past weekend. Jacqueline, came out all the way from Vancouver for a photography-filled week with various local photogs. Neil and I were one of those lucky ones who managed to capture her vibrant personality on digital. The weather was better than initially forecasted, as it didn't rain on us until after we were done but it was cold nonetheless.

We set up equipment just outside the Distillery District (Toronto, Canada) in front of an abandoned restaurant called Canary. Cops stopped by to check out what we were doing but they were okay with us taking pics, they did stick around for about twenty mins. to make sure we were in fact taking pics, as opposed to something illegal.

The setup for all the shots in the set was simple, two lights most of the time positioned at 45 degree angles in front of the model. One of the lights (B1600) was fitted to a 22" Beauty Dish and used as a main light while the second (B800) had a Paul C. Buff medium foldable Octabox attached to it and used for fill.

The final look of the images was achieved through Adobe Lightroom with further tweaks in Photoshop CS3. Here's a before and after:

Jacqueline at  Distillery District - RAW

Jacqueline at the Distillery District