Model Photography: Anita Marie McBride – part 1

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Last week I had a great photo session with Anita Marie McBride, a talented 22 years old model, born in Berlin, raised in England and now living in Vienna.

This first part is about headshots and I have four different light setups. Enjoy!

Anita Marie McBride
This first headshot was taken in open shade, with a silver reflector as a filler. The reflector was pretty big and it’s visible in her eyes’ catch light. The shallow depth of field fades out the background and concentrate the attention to her blue eyes and red lipstick. The dominant eye in the central line keeps the frame very balanced.

Anita Marie McBride
For this picture I was shooting against the sun, getting a very nice golden rim light. Too bad I got a terrible flare because the sun was very low on horizon and even if my lens had a hood in it the light was directly hitting on the frontal lens. I kinda like the orange look it took though.

Anita Marie McBride
Speaking of getting the sun directly into your lens, this is a much better result. If you get a flare, make the source of the flare visible in your picture. Remember to expose for the skin and not for the background!

Anita Marie McBride
Open shade again with a silver reflector. The black and white process gives a kick to the overall image that I like very much.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr and stay tuned, more will come!