Part of my ongoing series of bodyscape studies utilizing simple lighting arrangements to sculpt and accentuate specific aspects of the female form, this image took second place in studio light category of the 2011 Seeing the Light lighting photo contest and was featured in the September 2011 issue of Rangefinder Magazine.
This is the latest in my ongoing bodyscape project. Aside from the obvious reasons for enjoying this type of project, I particularly like the challenge of trying to create something fresh and bold while maintaining (I hope) a sense of tasteful beauty.
Part of my ongoing bodyscape exploration project, this image was especially fun to create. Simple lighting combined with a great model and a lot of micro-tweaking of body parts resulted in a shot that we were both thrilled to see come to life.
Photoshop offers a variety of methods for converting an image from color to black & white. Here are some of my favorite techniques, which always give me far better results than would simply converting an image to grayscale or desaturating the image. These techniques are based on the Photoshop CS3 command set, but should be fairly easy to apply using similar commands in prior versions of Photoshop as well as in CS4.