backlighting meets softbox

By: Keri Wiginton

Apr 25 2012

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:28mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/14 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

I recently had an assignment to take a “quick portrait” of a pregnant woman who was the subject of a story about epidural procedures.  She unfortunately didn’t have her nursery quite ready, so I immediately eyed the giant white-curtained covered windows in her living room. I set up a softbox to the left of the frame and included the yellow border above to contrast with her purple shirt. Most of the time I don’t take pictures of people from below. It automatically puts the focus on their lower body and not their face. However, I felt this was the right angle for a portrait of a soon-to-be mom emphasizing her baby bump.

© Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune

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