Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G Photo #1 Rachel

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Here's a shot I took last night from a client session, and wanted to post it and share a little bit about how I took it. First off, it was a very drab and foggy day. The light was very flat and neutral, and wasn't as warm as I had wanted. Sure I could have just changed my white balance and warmed everything up, but then I would have warmed up her face and skin tone way too much for my liking. So instead I used an off camera flash and changed the white balance settings of my camera. I used a Nikon SB-900 with a 1/2 CTB (color temperature blue) gel on it fired into a 48" Lastolite circular diffuser. With the white balance of my camera set to 6500K (Daylight) the light on her face would have been blue and the background neutral. So I increased the WB of my camera to around 8000K which made light on her face appear white and really warmed up the rest of the photo. It is a pretty easy trick but something you might not always think about doing. Strobist info: SB900, 1/16 power,...

Technical Details

Nikon D700
f/2
1/200 s
50 mm
200 ISO
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