Hannah Brewer, Miss Maryland , picture, image,Portrait 23

Hannah Brewer, Miss Maryland , Portrait 23

Photography and Lighting Gear Used To Create this Portrait

Nikon D800 body
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII lens
Profoto Compact-R 600 mono-light
Profoto 15.5″ Soft White Reflector Beauty Dish

Shot at: 1/125, f10, 200 ISO

Congratulations Hannah!

As reported by the Herald Mail Media, Pageants News, and WTOP,  Hannah Brewer , previously Miss Teen USA 2013, was just crowned Miss Maryland at The Maryland Theatre in historic Downtown Hagerstown, Maryland.  As Hannah’s portrait photographer, it’s awesome to have been able to contribute in some small way to Hannah’s success.

Portrait Photography Tip of the Day

by Mark Lovett

 Create lighting that allows movement

Taking into consideration the inverse square law of light, I move my strobe far enough away from the model so when she moves it doesnt substantially alter the exposure. In many of the images we created during this session, I used a one light setup. I put the model close to the background and set a Profoto beauty dish with diffuser far enough back (6-10′) to act as both key and fill light. This created a rather hard light which demanded an acute awareness and control over where the shadows were cast.