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Canon 5d Mark II

Canon 50mm 1,8

ISO 50, 50mm, f/3,5, 1/125’


One RAW file processed in Photoshop CS5



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As mentioned earlier I’m experimenting a little bit within other fields of photography these days. This is one of my first real attempts on doing a portrait with external lights.

The shot is done in my living room with a black sheet as a background.

I’ve used a home made soft box, a cheap construction lamp and the light from a window, and I’ve worked a lot on shaping the light and shadows later on in Photoshop.


The photograph

I’m very happy with the result! It was quite a lot of post processing on this one.

Skin is a difficult thing to work with I think, but this time I found a new way to work with it.

Instead of adding the skin a surface blur or such, I decreased the clarity in Camera Raw and that gave me a much more natural result.

Landscaping is still my true passion, but portraits can be fun too!


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Taken on August 30, 2011