Chair Pose. Strobist: Canon 430ex in Shoot-through umbrella camera left, close to subject. About 4m or so to the background to darken it.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th March 2008, This photo: 6:47pm

Previous Photo: Kara in B&W


  • Xenedis said:
    Nicely done. I like the darker areas to her left.
  • DarylLee said:
    Beautiful portrai! Well done!
  • picsbymac said:
    This is a lovely portrait David. Well done.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, a nice short lit low-key lighting technique :)


    Looking considerably more grown up here eh ?

    It's a very very tame version of Lewis Morley's portrait of Christine Keeler (1963). Well at least in a similar vein anyway.
  • Meremail said:
    Nice shot David. She looks different to the last one.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, she's quite good at this modelling thing really. Able to look different ages, holds a pose fairly well and can take direction.
  • petepothole said:
    Nice picture Dave. My daughter just commented on how pretty she is!
    Happy Easter to you all there!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh no! Her ego will expand even further and suffocate us all! :P

    Happy Easter Pete (& Family).
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Jeez Dave.
    Kara looks about ten years older in this pic.
    What I see here (as opposed to many of your shots of her! :-) is her intention in the photo.

    One might say you've nailed the shot, but I think she has nailed you!
  • David de Groot said:
    You may indeed be right there Andrew as she chose this pose, rather than myself or anyone else in the group.
    I was just talking to Greg about this the other night, women seem to have an innate ability in this regard. You know, chuck a guy in front of a camera and you'll either get something stupid or something wooden, but not so for the opposite sex.
  • Xenedis said:
    Dave: Possibly women are more concerned than men about how they look. It's good that Kara is embracing modelling. If you make her look good in your photos, she'll be more inclined to model more.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thus the copious amounts of zit removal... ;-)
  • Xenedis said:
    Yes, saw the "before" shot.

    My view is that less is more. Remove what's not normally there, and leave what is. :-)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    gorgeous lighting here - I prefer this, I must say, to the other two of Kara which come after this in your stream.
  • David de Groot said:
    Very little post processing here David (apart from cleaning up her skin). I like it too.
    The other two where me playing around with stuff in photoshop/lightroom.
  • leadegroot said:
    I think this is my favourite photo of our girl :)