CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D850, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G ED lens
EXPOSURE: 1/200 second at f/7.1, ISO 100
LIGHTING: The main light was an Elinchrom BRX 500 with a 53-inch Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox placed to the left of the subject’s face, three feet from the ground to feather the light. The fill light was a Westcott 40-inch white reflector to soften the shadows.
BACKGROUND: Savage ultra-white seamless paper
POST-CAPTURE: Ok first did global adjustments (exposure, lens profile correction) in Adobe Lightroom CC. Then in Adobe Photoshop, she used the Portraiture plugin (by Imagenomic) adjustments at low opacity to even the skin and the Liquify filter to adjust the shape of the wrap. Levels and curves were used to adjust contrast and mid-tones. Dodging and burning to further control brightness and darkness areas was locally applied using multiply and screen blending modes. Finally, the portrait was sharpened with a High Pass filter.
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “When I spotted the cotton stems in the craft store a few weeks earlier I knew they would be perfect for this set.”