Headshot - BNE-SA6.

Strobist Info: Nikon SB-600 into Brolly box camera left, 1/4 power, close. Canon 430EX into shoot through 1/4 power, cmer right, bit further away. Nikon SB-26 at 1/16th power to rear and camera right for hairlight.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th August 2008, This photo: 9:34am

Previous Photo: Variegated Fairy Wren
Next Photo: The Look


  • teejaybee said:
    Nice shot. Looks a little blue here though...
  • David de Groot said:
    It does ? Hmmm... I'll have a puddle, might need a very slight colour temp. adjustment.
    EDIT - how's that ?
  • teejaybee said:
    Slightly better... still there though. Might be the difference between the correctly exposed parts and the shadows throwing my eyes off...
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm.... darn monitors... I really need to get mine calibrated properly and then I could say with absolute authority that it's not blue, but at the moment, I can't be that sure. Everything here looks fine, and the histogram suggests there's no abundance of blue... dunno... you've got me all unsure now.
    EDIT - just checked on another computer and still no blue, in fact it looks quite warm...
  • frednaut said:
    Looks good to me. I think it's warm rather than blue actually - suits her skin tones.
    Did you desaturate the background at all? Mine came out a bit blueish - be interested to know if it was a trick of the lens.
  • David de Groot said:
    My background was also blueish until I set the white balance off it (which then rendered the rest of the scene warm). So TeeJayBee's original comment was indeed valid, in that it was rather cool toned, but I think it's nicely warm now.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Very refreshing portrait.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    As usual, excellent lighting!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) We did a few expressions, but the toothy smile definitely stood out from the bunch.
    Thanks Tim :) Headshots I can do with a fair degree of accuracy now and little need to think about setup/exposure, etc.
  • fchristeller said:
    i bet her hair stylist is a pro. look at how those threads are sitting...
  • David de Groot said:
    You'd be right, we had professional stylists and makeup artists there on the day.