This is a shot of Finley (left), Harmony (right) and a young boy that they both met at a barbecue we attended recently. As you can see, they had a great time :)

On a more technical note ...

If you've taken a look at the original image you will have noticed that it's quite a bit darker than this version. With the benefit of hindsight I think I probably should have shot a lighter version, and sacrificed some of the background detail, but at the time I decided to expose for the highlights and leave the rest to post-production. That said, the final image does work, but was a lot harder to process than it might have been; particularly in terms of retaining a natural looking tonal balance between the different areas of the image.

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
cropped?
5.40pm on 17/7/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
115mm
f/3.5
1/125
aperture priority
+1/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
ACR
none
no
<<< prev / latest / next >>> // 11 comments // archives + galleries + thumbs // RSS // about + blog // store + training and tutorials
AboutBlogCommissionsPhotoblogGalleriesPrintsStock imagesStoreTraining<<< hide these links 
chromasia.com
untitled #104 / 30 July, 2010 [click for previous image: full beam]
untitled #104 / 30 July, 2010 [click for next image: untitled #105]
Buy our new Black and White Photography ebook and enter our free $1000 USD draw!
© 2003–14 • all rights reserved