Portrait Wednesdays: In the Pink

With Wordy Wed-nesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bern-stein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wed-nesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson.

Over the next who-knows-how-many weeks I’ll be showcasing a different image of her that was made over the five years I’ve worked with Pam showing her many, many different looks in many different styles. One of the delights of working with Pam was never knowing what her hair style or even its color would be from shoot-to-shoot but at this point in our relationship she seemed to have settled on one color—blonde—and slight variations of this style.

Today’s image is from our twelfth portrait session together that was held on February 11, 2014. She was photographed against a 5×7-ft Savage’s Photo Gray Infinity vinyl background. It was shot using a monolight in a Westcott Halo lightbank located at camera right with a 32-inch reflector at camera left. Camera used was a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with LUMIX G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with an exposure of 1/125 sec at f/8 and ISO 200. Image was processed using the Color Efex Pro Photoshop-compatible plug-ins now available from DxO.

Gary Bernstein’s book Burning Cold is long out of print but used copies are available from Amazon for $11, as I write this. Ms. Simpson is featured both on the front cover and inside pages of my book Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography. New copies of that book are available, as I write this, for $18.08 from Amazon.

Author: Joe Farace

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