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Pro photographer and instructor Kenneth Linge had another of his Photographing People clinics this past Saturday in Salt Lake City. I was privileged enough to be invited again to help out and photograph during the class. Kenneth is a master at using mid-day sunshine with a reflector to create stunning portraits.
I took the above photo of Lindsey in direct overhead sunshine in the parking lot of the hotel the seminar was held at. The lighting was provided by a single silver reflector positioned by Kenneth. The combination of the warm light on the face with the cool background bokeh created a pleasant portrait.
Here is an overview of the scene as captured by my favorite videographer Jeremy Hall.
It is always rewarding to be able to capture a nice portrait such as this in an environment that many photographers would consider inhospitable to portrait work.
On a somewhat related side note, I processed this image in under 5 minutes using Kenneth’s Photoshop Actions. I will be providing more information on these actions in the near future.
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Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/800 second, f/4, ISO 100