Alison Montgomery, Cr.Photog., CPP
Allie M Portraits, Cypress, Texas
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS 6D, Sigma Art 35mm F2.8 Prime lens
EXPOSURE: 1/160 second at f/2.8, IS0 100
LIGHTING: Alison Montgomery used one Bowens Gemini GM500R Strobe with a 64-inch Wescott PLM with a black cover and diffusion panel placed above the baby’s head. The bottom of the PLM was about 18 inches off the floor.
POST-CAPTURE: Montgomery opened the image in Adobe Camera Raw, adjusted the white balance, enabled profile corrections, brought up the contrast, and brightened the skin with the orange channel in the luminance. She then moved it into Adobe Photoshop, where she cleaned the skin with the patch tool, ran Imagenomic Portraiture, reduced the opacity, and evened out the background. Later she enhanced the shadows and highlights then digitally painted the image using the mixer brush.