I photographed this young model as part of a workshop I was teaching, while also capturing a new portrait for the Nikon D850 image gallery on Nikon’s website. I wanted to create a dramatic black and white of her to showcase the camera’s dynamic range capabilities. But saying that whole statement to her would mean pretty much nothing, of course. Instead I positioned her on a window seat in the lobby of a hotel and asked her to just look out the window at the squirrels. There were no squirrels, but I was able to at least set up the shot in the amount of time she figured that out.
What I liked about my first test shot was threefold:
- The light coming through the window was already nicely softened, diffused by the large awning over the window ...