Portrait Wednesdays: In The Pink

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

Over the next who-knows-how-many Wed-nesdays I will be show-casing a different image of her that was made over the five years that I’ve photo-graphed 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 color would be from shoot-to-shoot. And as you can see her hair is much longer and more natural in color than the Clara Bow-style hairdo she was wearing in the “Using an LED Ringlight” post.

Today’s image is from our sixth portrait session on December 19, 2012 and Pam is wearing a delightfully retro dress created my a local Denver area fashion designer. She was photographed against Savage’s Photo Gray Infinity vinyl background. It was shot using an LED panel. Camera was a Canon EOS 60D with an EF-85mm f/1.8 lens with an exposure of 1/200 sec at f/4.5 and ISO 800. Image was processed using the Color Efex Pro Photoshop-compatible plug-in.

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 on the front cover and inside pages of my book Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography. New copies of my book are available, as I wrote this, for $14.75 from Amazon—even cheaper than used.

Author: Joe Farace

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