Woman And Skulls – Dia de los Muertos 2011
It’s that time of year!! We’re going to kick off our Featured Photo series with a photo taken at Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Los Angeles in October 2011!!
I was moved by the haunting sadness on the woman’s face. Later, I felt that a vintage, timeless appearance would accentuate the emotion of the image further, so I created an antique look and sloppy borders. In fact, the very next Tip of the Month is a how-to on how this very thing!!!
Equipment used: Nikon D90 DSLR with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens. I also used a Nikon SB-600 speedlight off-camera (wireless), holding this with my left hand to better illuminate the woman, using it largely as a fill light because she was in the shade. Photoshop CS4 for processing. The Tip of the Month for November 2011 is a double-shot how to create an antique look and how to create a sloppy border!