Olivia

I took this shot during a model shoot session that Olivia and I set up one day. I knew that I wanted to take pictures of her and she kindly agreed so I jumped on the opportunity. She had never modeled for pictures before but she was really open to instructions even though it was extremely hot that day. The room made for a great studio to shoot in because all the walls were white so it threw around light everywhere like a giant soft box. I liked how fair her skin was because it really brought out other parts of the photo to focus on. Her tattoo, for one, was a big focus and I wanted to make sure it was in the picture because I really liked the design. Getting a natural relaxed pose is always one of the hardest parts for me personally when it comes to shooting people but after a few shots I grabbed this gem.

I used a camera mounted SB-900 flash on top of my Nikon D810 for this shot. This was a single picture which is different from my usual MO since I always tend to bracket shots. I edited this photo in Photoshop CS6 and applied some effect with Nik Color Efex Pro, which is now free online since google bought them out. Hope you like the results.

Olivia