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In Spirit of Fashion Week

This is still from the same series of fashion tests I did last weekend. I'm trying all different kinds of lighting to see what works and what doesn't. Here, I used my trusty Canon 70-200 mm lens, but next time, I would like to see results from more compression. What if I shot it with my Canon 24-70 mm? I had to sit on the other side of the studio for full-length shots. LOL


Straight out of the camera, I didn't love this picture. I wanted to shoot this at F22 to get the background darker, but then I lost sharpness. Therefore, I cheated and burned the image a bit. Is it too dark? It looks better on my website against a black setting:


Lighting: (Why do I never write this down or take pictures of my setup?!) I think I placed a medium softbox over head on a boom for that illuminated floor. The seamless paper is Slate Gray. The softbox may have had a grid. And for the main light, I think I just lowered the strip light from the previous shot.


Okay, I'm done talking to myself now. Have a great day, everybody!


Photographer: Amy Dunn

Photo assistant: Jon S.

Makeup artist: Diana Manzanares

Hair stylist: Scott Wasserman

Clothing stylist: Tie

Model: Bethany


Dex Studios, New York

New York City, 2009

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Taken on February 7, 2009