A while back, I joined in on a Meetup Group photo shoot in Napa. I'd never shot in Napa, much less spent time there. It was here that I had to opportunity to work with Kaycee June, a model from the Sacramento area. Marebeth Gromer was once again our organizer and stylist.
The first shot was just a simple background with trees and a small lagoon. No speedlight involved, just natural light.
Kaycee's flirtatious look above is just quite enticing. Being an experience model, Kaycee just went into different poses as us photographers shot away. There were about a dozen of us in all, taking photos. Most had speedlights, but I didn't want to be encumbered with those things. Just like a fellow photographer once told me, learn to shape the natural light first!
The next shot was again in the same location, but we had Kaycee lean against a tree with the lagoon in the background. I wasn't too happy with the way the colors rendered. And because of the way she was posing, I thought that a sepia conversion would and more of a story to the photo.
Lost in thought, waxing meditatively on something.
This final shot is my all-time favorite.
The pose, the look, she gives it an all-most fairy tale like appearance. The only enhancement I did to this photo in Lightroom was an exposure and vibrancy increase. I had to take the shutter speed up in order to freeze the movement without sacrificing ISO. But with the dynamic range of the X-T1, I had no worries about not being able to increase the exposure high enough in post processing.
Gear used: Fuji X-T1 with 16-55mm f/2.8 lens.