It’s been an incredibly busy summer for me this year which isn’t entirely a bad thing. The day job has been keeping me running around quite a bit. In fact, as soon as I post this entry I have to run off to Newberg and babysit an open house for the afternoon only to rush back to Portland to meet up with my jogging group to get a couple of miles in before the weekend.
Oh adulthood. It can be a never ending party sometimes.
I’ve been conducting photoshoots here and there when I have a free moment and in many ways I’ve been enjoying the process quite a bit. My limited time means I’m not getting out on hiking trails as much, but trying to make the most of indoor spaces has been a fun challenge in its own way. I feel like I’ve been learning some important skills around working with extreme highlights and extreme shadows and maintaining details on the negative when both values are present.
This image turned out to be a nice example and I am thrilled with the way the highlights seem to follow around the curves of the body - i.e. the neck, the model’s chest, her leg, and the lines of her face. There is a bit of a light dance going on here that works quite nicely. Of course, working with Devi is always a wonderful experience as she is willing to let me take my time and fiddle around with my exposure settings even while glaring into bright sunlight!