Vicky Hollenbeck

Vicky Hollenbeck

Posted on 04/13/2014


Photo taken on April 12, 2014


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Christine

Christine
From a studio portrait lighting workshop I recently attended.

Note: again my photo looks different on Ipernity than on my calibrated monitor...they always look brighter on IP for some reason. I always adjust highlights/shadows based on histogram and there were not blown out regions in Lightroom.

Wil Wardle, Tricia Gibson, Janet Brien, Rita Guimaraes and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
Love Song
Love Song
Genial tnx *_* J*********************************************
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful portrait! Great clothing!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic shot.
3 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Graceful portrait!
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
Thanks for the comments and favorites all!
3 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
A gorgeous image.
The woman occupying the scene and the background in black makes a perfect aesthetic whole.
I really like the lighting, highlighting mostly the left side of her face and body.
In my opinion, the play of light and shadows could be better exploited with more intensity shading in the right side.
We could obtain a more dramatic effect.
But this is just a small detail that does not compromise the beauty of this composition.
Fantastic capture.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Rita Guimaraes
Thank you Rita for the kind and helpful comments. I was indeed going for a bit of drama with low key lighting and I too am tempted to make it even more low key!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
What an outstanding portrait! Love the dramatic nature of her position and the choice of b/w and low key lighting. Nice expression too. Well done.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Janet Brien
Thank you very much Janet and for the fave :)
3 years ago.
Auribins
Auribins
Well, if this is the first go then we are in for some treats later on! I look forward to the sequels, here on IMO! I like the black and white, I like the deep black background. The pose of the model is natural and seems to add gracious curves and lines. The detail in the dress is beautifully captured with the well thought through lighting. I am in agreement with JayKay that the face needs a little more light to add radiance to this important element of the photo. In My Opinion, this is an excellent first try and I look forward to more, Vicky.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Auribins
Thanks much David. I was definitely going for low key lighting and a bit of dramatic effect, but I realize it is not for everyone. Indeed I have a version with reflected light into her face and it gives a completely different feel to the shot.
3 years ago.
Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Very beautifully done Vicky - I love seeing how you capture people so well,
its an art form I need to learn something about as I've been asked to do a wedding for a friend of a friend, I'm terrified and have warned them I normally only take critters...!!
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Tricia Gibson
Thank you Tricia and nice to hear from you! Congrats on the wedding gig, you will do great! Just take what you do with the horses and transfer it to people. Open shade is always good for outdoor posed shots :)
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Not a big fan of b&w, but this one works for me. I like the shadowed face giving more attention to the great dress...which I would love to see in colour. Also not a candid which makes me appreciate it more. That's just my quirk as you know.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
Thank you for the input Jim!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
I have the same problem between Ipernity and my monitor. Really a big difference, too.

A lovely shot and very well thought out out and executed.

Thanks for your comments.
3 years ago.
Jeff Hollenbeck
Jeff Hollenbeck
One of your nicest portraits.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Jeff Hollenbeck
Gracias, el jefe.
3 years ago.
Jackie Fidge
Jackie Fidge
stunning work
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Jackie Fidge
Thank you!
3 years ago.