By | 2017-12-04T09:45:06+00:00 July 28th, 2010|6 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/60th sec at ƒ/3.5, ISO 160

I photographed this on the Worldwide Photowalk on Saturday … Sarah is one of Rich’s two beautiful daughters (and a wonderful model, I might add). I’m a sucker for faded lens-flare shots so I couldn’t resist this shot when I saw the sun peeking through the trees. :)

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  1. Matt July 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I keep trying to figure out how to get that glowing look in Photoshop. Not necessarily the sun flare, but the faded glow. I’ve Googled, but nothing really workable comes up.

  2. Ed O'Keeffe July 29, 2010 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Fantastic portrait, I also love the len-flare shots but I have a question…did you use any kind of reflector or flash? Whenever I try such a shot there is never enough light on the subjects face.

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  4. Stephen July 29, 2010 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Ed you have to put the camera in manual and meter on her face. Lighting like this can easily fool the auto stuff on the camera.

  5. Nicole July 29, 2010 at 10:43 am - Reply

    @Matt – The “glow” effect was in-camera … I didn’t add any effect to the image other than some minimal post-processing. Maybe try a cross-processing effect? It might get what you are looking for.

    @Ed – Just like Stephen mentioned it’s all about metering. I didn’t use any fill-light or reflector in this shot.

  6. Matt Vanecek July 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    @Ed, change your meter mode to spot meter instead of evaluative (or matrix), and make sure your metering focus point is on the subject (on Canons it’s the center point).

    @Nicole, I’ll try that. I see soft glowing portraits, and I’m wanting to create that effect. Like I mentioned, Google hasn’t been kind to my efforts, but I’ll keep plugging away!

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