An Awesome Mask! :D

Last night I completed the penultimate (second-last!) image in my “Earth Hour” set.  This background is rather more serene and less dramatic than the previous images, but I decided on a gentle, pink-toned backdrop to complement the subject’s pretty pink outfit.

The big breakthrough with this image was that I’ve finally mastered hair masking after having serious issues with hair masking in the first images of this series (which I may go back and redo now that I have the technique mastered :D).  If you zoom in on the hair in this image, you’ll see that every strand has been flawlessly masked onto the new background using the tutorial I previously linked to. 🙂

Exposure Data
Exposure: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm (Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens)
ISO Speed: 400
Lighting: Flat light/beauty portrait setup.  Tungsten studio light on left diffused through large diffusion panel for full-length diffuse light.  Tungsten studio light through tall, rectangular softbox high on right for  full-length light from right, but mostly illuminating face.

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~ by Q on June 11, 2009.

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