Of all the shots I took of Iva during the recent Bodygraphia symposium this is definitely one of my favourites, but while it looks like a relatively straightforward high-key portrait it was slightly more complicated to produce than I expected.

Rather than explain why though, at least at this stage, I thought I'd use this shot as the basis for a competition to win a 12 month subscription to our Photoshop tutorials.

All you need to do is take a look at this image and tell me what was unusual about the post-production (beyond the normal contrast adjustments, black and white conversion, and so on). You'll need to compare the processed version to the original, which you can do by hovering your mouse over the 'show the original' link (bottom-right of the image), and then email your answer before midnight GMT on Sunday 29th to ...

djn1 [at] chromasia [dot] com

If you've already taken out a subscription, we have a couple of prizes for you too: one for annual subscribers, the other for one of our lifetime members. If you're an existing annual subscriber and can correctly identify what was unusual about the post-production, email us using the link above for a chance to win a lifetime membership upgrade.

If you already have a lifetime membership, you can win a signed copy of one of my latest books - Practical HDR or Extreme Exposure. Just let us know which you would prefer when you email your entry.

Please don't post your answer as a comment, but do let me know what you think of this shot :)

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camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
11.50am on 16/8/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
63mm
f/4.0
1/100
aperture priority
+2/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
ACR
no
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