Studio Storm

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Studio Storm

Jill Flynn level-classic 10/16/2004 7:35:50 AM

Very, very soft and pretty. The lighting looks great. #179064

Casey A. Hanson 10/16/2004 11:46:34 AM

WoW! This is outstanding Graham!
I think this is just beautiful! :0) #848927

Josh Hudson 10/20/2004 4:55:58 PM

When she turns 18, you want a son-in-law from America? #859571

Graham Jones 10/21/2004 1:13:33 AM

Thanks Jill and Casey. Even Storm, who is soooo tired of being photographed, liked it!

:-) You wish Josh! She has turned 18 but your issue will be getting past the grumpy old retired Army Warrant Officer standing at the door - Especially whilst your still in Navy clothing mate ;-)

I'll take your remarks as very flattering and pass them on.

regards, Graham #860065

Nicole Grimsley 10/23/2004 12:34:10 PM

Yet another great photo, Graham. May I ask how you added the background lighting? Thanks! #864741

Graham Jones 10/24/2004 2:18:03 AM

Hello Nicole, good to see you still prowling around :-) Rather than give a long winded explanation here I have created a PDF that describes the technique for you. The result of the example used in the PDF doc has been posted and you will find the original of the picture and a link to the document in the discussion area here:

Hope this works out for you.

regards, Graham #865514

Susana Matos 10/24/2004 1:13:49 PM

This is outstanding!!! You are becoming a master of wonderful portraits!!
I am very grateful for your explanation! I was looking since a long while on the net for this technique as I had no idea of how to do it and saw some amazing photos using this. So, I have no words to thank you.
In the meanwhile I love the work you have been doing with your daughter, I also print an explanation you had given some time ago about diffuse glow and soft skin.
I am myself begining to make portraits of my friends and was really wanting to get this kind of information. Thank you so very much!!!
Regards from Portugal, Su #866764

Graham Jones 10/25/2004 3:33:46 AM

Thank you Susana, coming from one who has posted so many wonderful pictures from Portugal your words of encouragement are really appreciated.
I only wish that my repetoire of shots were as varied as yours. I must try to get out of the studio more often :-)

regards, Graham #867608

Donna Dunbar 11/7/2004 4:38:20 AM

I must tell you that your portraits are amazing.I looked at your gallery and you have some outstanding work, it was a joy to view. #895071

Graham Jones 11/8/2004 12:35:33 AM

Thanks for the kind words Donna. I'm very pleased that you like them. Through the encouragement I've received from this site I've decided to push to make this a paying hobby. So to all all of you - thanks.

regards, Graham #896663

Wendy M. Amdahl level-classic 11/15/2004 7:04:55 PM

Congrats again do the best skin around! :o) Beautiful! #913643

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 11/16/2004 3:22:40 AM

Congratulations, Graham. Gorgeous portrait. #915422

Murry Grigsby 11/16/2004 6:42:21 AM

Congrats Graham and Storm!! #916504

Jonna Bergström 11/18/2004 12:06:38 AM

Congratulations, Graham!!! Beautiful shot!!! #922590

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Shot in the studio with 2 monoblocs, 1 with softbox. I'm still short a 3rd strobe so the background lighting is performed in Photoshop. Desaturated, subtle softening toward the edges, and apologies to my daughter Storm for losing that lovely red lipstick ;-)

Uploaded on 10/16/2004 7:00:39 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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