Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Photo of the day: David (age 14)

David (age 14) by The Bacher Family
David (age 14), a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

As a first test of my brand new studio lights, I set them up in my living room and shot a set of pictures of my son David. I only shot half a dozen images, and didn't work very hard at coming up with perfect lighting -- that's a challenge (and a self-lesson) for another day. Still, I'm pleased with the quality of the light. I especially liked this particular image, but unfortunately it showed every blemish on David's adolescent face all too well. So, I spent some time with a clone brush. Another lesson! And worth it, in return for David's generosity in posing for me!

I obviously have some things yet to learn about lighting and airbrushing. But in the meantime, I'm really pleased with this portrait of my son.

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