While I’ve done maternity sessions in the past, Jasmine had no problems with me sharing the photos on my blog or in my gallery.
All photos were shot in a studio setting using White-Lightning x1600 strobes. The camera was a 5D Mk III and all color calibration was done using an X-Rite color checker.
Once I had a known starting point (White Balance & Color Calibration) I adjusted the images to achieve the effect I was looking for in Photoshop. Yea, I also use Lightroom, however, you really can’t do any serious touch-ups in Lightroom.
To see the rest of the photos visit the gallery
I had an idea for a shoot that I wanted to do, so with a little help from ebay (head piece and necklace) and a ceiling lamp fixture, I was ready to go. I enlisted the help of a model, Megan (aka Lysandra Midnight), who was more than eager to participate. During my last wedding shoot, my 580ex II bit the bullet. I would have sent it in for repair but I did some super glue repair and figured that CPS wouldn’t work on it. That being said, I bought a new Canon 600EX-RT as a replacement and used it to light up the globe and my model. I then added two White-Lightnings with grids on either side of her head to add a bit of light on the head-scarf and shoulders.
In post-processing I changed the white balance to add a bit of warmth. I added a moon shot I did a while back and masked around the model to allow the moon & clouds to come through. This is pretty much a “work in progress” as I’m sure I’ll create a few variants of this particular shot.