Ebony Autumn Beauty (but for my model it meant goose bumps o’plenty and uncontrollable shivers.)

1/80 sec at f/16 ISO 50 153mm

1/80 sec at f/16 ISO 50 153mm

From today’s shoot with NYC area teen model Danny Sturdivant. We had a rough start to the day… there was no heat in the studio. For me that mean a little bit of a chill, but for my model it meant goose bumps o’plenty and uncontrollable shivers. Danny was a true professional and pushed through. We wrapped the the model in warm blankets and pushed on.

We had the ever so talented Ambre Baxter for our makeup work today and as always she delivered a beautiful look to Danny’s face and Ambre helped with styling. The autumn headpiece was made by yours truly. I really wanted to do a floral headpiece similar to the one I shot last year. But this year I chose muted colors because I felt they really went well with the ebony skin tones. There is very little color adjustment made to this photo. Skin was retouched minimally because Danny has nice skin. The main adjustment was a little pull of the vibrance slider to the minus side (Lightroom CC) to give the muted look a little extra tweak.

We shot several looks that will appear here on the blog in the coming days. We really wanted an “outdoor” autumn shoot, however the weather did not want to play along with our plan, so we changed things up at the last-minute and went into the studio for the day. Great shoot, good times and most of all lots of fun and high energy.

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