Model Trisha Bradshaw, with make up by Sarah Lynn, sat for this picture made with a simple two light glamor setup that was commonly used in 1920s German cinema. Most of the close-ups in Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis were lit like this. Processing for the color version used Lightroom 3 to crop and reduce clarity and saturation, followed by brightness adjustment in Nik Vivenza and minor stray hair cleanup in Photoshop CS5.
Taking the 1920s German emulation a little further, I set up a preset in Nik Silver Efex Pro that emulates the look of a Leica IIc and an early Agfa ortho-chromatic emulsion.
|Lens:||AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/4.5 @ 1/15s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Lighting:||1 Calumet Quattro beauty and 1 Flashpoint bank with 5500K fluorescent lights|
|Support:||Gitzo Basalt Tripod, Acratech GP head, RRS L-bracket|
|Location:||Grand Center Artists' Studios|
|Dates:||Capture - February 19, 2011, Processed - February 20, 2011|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik Silver Efex Pro|