Studio Storm

Uploaded: October 16, 2004 07:00:39


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 ;-)


Jill Flynn October 16, 2004

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

Casey A. Hanson October 16, 2004

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

Josh Hudson October 20, 2004

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

Graham Jones October 21, 2004

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 October 23, 2004

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

Graham Jones October 24, 2004

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 October 24, 2004

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 October 25, 2004

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 November 07, 2004

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 November 08, 2004

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-deluxe November 15, 2004

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

Ronald Balthazor November 16, 2004

Congratulations, Graham. Gorgeous portrait. #915422

Murry Grigsby November 16, 2004

Congrats Graham and Storm!! #916504

Jonna Bergström November 18, 2004

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

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