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on Sep 10, 2012 in Great Stuff

The Delightful Melissa – NAPP Safari

We had an absolutely marvelous NAPP Safari at Photoshop World last week! The participants were great, kept Joe & I jumping the whole time with good times, photography and laughs. You really can’t ask for a better way to spend the day!

We had a number models with us for the day as well, dressed in the theme of our location, Bonnie Springs. This is Melissa who was a delight to work with, willing to stand and look gorgeous as we used her as a lighting model. It was hot, the flies annoying and her smile just kept on going. Both of the photos above were created with simple Lastolite Gold Trigrip and Lastolite 1 stop Trigrip. One bounced in warm light and the other diffusing the hard light coming down.

Melissa was a good sport. I asked her if she’d mind having her portrait taken with the painting in the background, and hold still in an awkward pose. She said sure, she liked the idea. While Jake held the Lastolite Gold Trigrip, I lined against the bar shooting handheld with the D4 and 24-70, a 5 image HDR. I wanted the detail out the window along with Melissa. I didn’t want to set up flashes (which I should have) and spend a whole bunch of time (which I didn’t have) so just went with HDR to make the image. Want to thank Melissa for being so understanding of us dingy photographers!