Photographing friends at home

Stella invited some friends over on Saturday to watch the Olympic games and have a potluck dinner.  I set up a small studio to create portraits for fun.   I used a large 8×4 ft foam board “book end” with a large Photoflex softbox and a white reflecting umbrella as fill.  The board ended up being too small for families, but I didn’t feeel like hanging seamless paper and deal with that for just fun portraits.  Overall the images are cute, spontaneous for the most part.  I have attached one here below,  Alan – I loved his pose and decided to give it a modern look – you can see the rest of them here.

A portrait of Alan

A portrait of Alan

The post-processing for this  image was done using a special setting of the Portraiture Photoshop plug-in, and then adding a vignette.  I also did a bit of desaturation to add a more interesting and contemporary look.

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