Friday, August 17, 2012

The John Whelan Band

The John Whelan Band by andiwolfe
The John Whelan Band, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This is one of the band portraits I did for John Whelan at the 2012 Dublin Irish Festival. Outdoors in full sun - a very challenging combination. I used my Canon 580 EX speedlight for fill, which worked fine at this close range. Manual exposure settings were also used.

The real challenge was the background. The Dublin Rec Center pond was full of scum, which is not very photogenic. Thus, I opted for a high key effect, processed in Aperture, Nik Software Color Efex Pro, and final adjustments in Photoshop CS5.

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