Angels and Demons
Canon 5D Mark II, 25mm F1.4, f/7.1, 1/800, iso 100
Today we slide out of my comfort zone just a bit. As you know, I really enjoy people photography, and want to experiment more in this direction (actually, what direction don't I want to experiment more in?).
I made friends with a great Sacramento based photographer named Tim Engle (www.englephoto.com), based on his amazing work I saw on Facebook. He leads a Meetup group called Click Monkeys, and hosts several kinds of photographic events.
This weekend I joined them for the first time, a themed shoot called Angels and Demons. I of course wanted to get some good shots, but my main focus was to learn about working with models. I listened carefully to the other photographers - I'd say nearly all have more experience than me. It was a very interesting four hours, I must say.
The theme was the classic Good vs Evil. Above we have (at left) the Angels and then at right, naturally, the Demons. We did all kinds of poses individually and with groups. The setting was great (a large private home) and all in all I thoroughly enjoyed it. In addition to the theme, Tim was sharing with us his techniques for lighting up scenes using inexpensive reflectors. In most cases, the "harsh light" in a lot of our scenes was deliberate.
For post-processing this image, I really wanted to concentrate on the bodies and forms. I desaturated all but the red and orange channels, and small WB adjustment. All in all, one minute in Lightroom.
Thanks Click Monkeys! And a big thank yo to the models, who are really a fun bunch. I hope I can participate more, and make some kind of contribution to the group.
If you like this one, let me know, and if you want to see more from the shoot, let me know that too.