Photographer: Riley Brandt
Model: Tijana (iModel Management)
Hair/Makeup: Nyla (BENT Makeup Artists)
Photo Assistants: Andrew and Nyla
I have spent so much time learning how to take good photos under hideous fluorescent lights, I almost forgot how great it is to work with natural sunlight. I wanted to experiment with back-lit photos when the sun was low because it isn’t something I do often.
Apart from the many bug bites the model and everyone else received almost instantly, it turned out to be a beautiful summer evening. As the sun moved, we moved along with it. This provided us with lots of opportunities for great images.
Open-Source Photography Workflow
Ever since darktable released version 1.4 which added the ability to make local adjustments using masks, I’ve been taking open-source photography a lot more seriously. All the photos in this collection were edited in Linux using only open-source software.
I used Rapid Photo Downloader to import and rename the RAW photos. I then rated, tagged, and did all my non-destructive RAW editing in darktable. Finally, the GIMP was used for touch ups and preparing the images for web.