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Outfit Idea for Night at the Theatre - The Jordan Brittley Blog

FILM OR DIGITAL?

Digital!

THE SETTING

This image was taken at the Little Theatre approximately 30 minutes after the sun had set. Before arriving at the Theatre, I had decided that I would either use a good light source or shoot a lot of grainy black and whites (how lovely for a night at the theatre, right)?! Once I saw that the lights from the theatre lit the sidewalk so well, I was smitten with the idea of illuminated images after dark!

THE POSING + DIRECTION

I stood about 5 steps above Larissa and asked her to touch her purse and her hair and tilt her head back. I have worked with Larissa several times before and she rocked the posing (even when it was SO cold outside)! I love styling of the outfit paired with the posing and lighting. Everything just works together.

CAMERA SETTINGS

Camera: Canon 5D Mark iii Lens: Canon 85 L 1.2 ISO: 1250 Kelvin: 3000 Aperture: f/1.4 Shutter speed: 1/160

POST PROCESSING

Exposure: +1.95 Contrast: +100 Blacks: -41 Vibrance: +15 Saturation: -2

Tone Curve Highlights: -31 Tone Curve Lights: -3 Tone Curve Darks: +3 Tone Curve Shadows: -14

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