Problem Solving Commercial Advertising Photographer, Steve Thornton
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Problem Solving Photographer, Steve Thornton

About the image

This was shot at sunset on a golf course near Atlanta, GA. It was shot very close to sunset giving the long and deep shadows.

Problems:
Room was dark.
Her top did not fit well.
Jeans were tight causing a crease.
Circles under the eyes.
The underexposure needed to hold detail. in the white tones.
Boots not the right color or luminosity.
Zipper pull showing on the RH boot.
In the lower LH corner, part of the floor shows, distracting to the eye.

Solutions:
Strobes and light modifying elements.
Retouching.
Reshaping of garments.
Global exposure correction.
Global color correction.
Local color corrections.
Local exposure corrections.

Problem Solving Advertising Photographer, Steve ThorntonFor Photographers

This was shot in a private home near San Diego, CA for a boot designer. I'm on a ladder shooting down and the scene was lit with strobes mixed with ambient light.

Canon digital camera set to 400 ISO and using 1/160 second shutter speed with a
Canon 28-70mm zoom lens set to 68mm and f4.

The Light:
Dynalite strobes bounced off of ceiling and into softboxes.
Problem Solving Commercial Photographer, Steve Thornton

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