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The this lesson from Steve Dantzig provided its own unique set of challenges. The model, Johanna, is a beautiful young lady of Filipino and Spanish descent. Her facial features are soft yet distinctive, and her thick dark brown/black hair is stunning. Dantzig wanted to photograph her in a way that accentuated both aspects of her beauty and create a sense of mystery about her.
Choosing a dark backdrop to emphasize the intrigue, Dantzig shoots with three different films and conducts and entirely unscientific comparison between some of today's finest transparency films.
- Shooting Black on Black
- Highlight and contrast control
- Posing and position
- Comparing films and color