Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cover-ing the Georgetowner

This photograph was for the Georgetowner's "Green Issue."  They were looking to showcase Steve Ma, the "Green" Executive Officer (GEO) of Live Green, a company dedicated to the idea of affordable and eco-friendly living in DC.  The portrait session took place at Café Green in the DuPont Circle area.  The location was perfect, with its rich and vibrant decor, bright colors, and friendly staff. We had lunch ahead of time to plan the session out ,(the Raw Trio on the menu was exceptional) however, when we met Steve later that day, our original plans went out the window.  And this, one of the last shots, was clearly the most dramatic and best choice for the cover.  I've never seen so much green since we were in Ireland, but it really worked!  Steve was lit by a key light 45º to the right, and a fill light behind the camera.  There was also a small hair light coming in from the top right and behind, separating him from the background.  The camera used was a Canon 1Ds Mark III, 24-105 lens (75 mm), at 100 ISO, 1/125th @ f8.

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