Monday, February 21, 2011

Trisha Bradshaw - The Blue Light

Starring model Trisha Bradshaw, with make-up by Sarah Lynn, this picture's processing is inspired by the haunting, innovative photography of the 1932 film, "The Blue Light", directed by the amazing Leni Riefenstahl.  There were quite a few steps involved for this picture, which used Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Nik Vivenza, Nik Sharpener, Nik Dfine, Nik Color Efex Pro and finally Nik Silver Efex Pro.  

This color picture is the step before the monochrome conversion.  I find that a modified version of the Nik Color Efex Pro "Glamor Glow" effectively emulates look of film before anti-halation backing was invented.

Camera: Nikon D700
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

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