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

About the image

This was shot in Colorado and the boat is about 9' long (2.7 meters), so not a lot of extra room. So I'm in the bow of the boat trying hard to get as far back as I can. It is a gray colorless day but I'm thinking, "well I'm here, why not shoot", so I did.

Only when I got back and into the office and really start working the image did I realize what could be done. I don't impress myself much these days with photography, but I did on this shot.

Problems:
Heavy overcast day.
Flat light.
Tripod in shot. (OOPS!)
No color contrast.

Solutions:
Retouching.
Global exposure correction.
Global color correction.
Local color corrections.
Local exposure corrections.

Problem Solving Commercial Photographer, Steve Thornton
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The Gear:
A Canon digital camera set to 1250 ISO, 1/160 second shutter speed using a
Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens set to f3.2 sitting on a
Sachtler fluid head attached to a
Gitzo CF tripod, the strobes were triggered using a
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave.

The Light:
2 Dynalight 2000 watt strobe packs, using 2 heads, one just using a reflector, on the left, the other using a huge softbox plugged into 2 different Honda 2000 watt generators.

Problem Solving Photographer, Steve Thornton

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