Kristin on the Potomac

Model Kristin Spealman at Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River in northern Virginia earlier this summer. A storm was rolling in, and we finished the shoot just as it started raining. I love this location, but the weather can be unpredictable!

Kristin

This definitely wasn’t a “glamor shoot.” I opted for a grittier, more dramatic look with deep grays in the shadows. I thought it would fit more with the gloomy, overcast sky.

Kristin at the Beach

What I thought would be a fun day at the beach turned into something more challenging, but you learn more from difficult conditions than ideal ones. I learned a lot about using the tone curve to fade out the shadows and add drama to a scene.

Author: Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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