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Inside the Image of Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi (Pictage member since 2003 & LA PUG leader) let me snag today’s image and story from her blog

“When I first saw Julie’s colors (red tones) I was excited because I knew there was a red wall in the parking lot level of the Walt Disney Concert Hall where she was getting married. For this image, I asked them to hold hands and look at me. I wanted them to simply stand quietly together because I was trying to capture something that might evoke feelings of a vintage wedding image like this one:”


How I shot it:
I was shooting in RAW with my Canon 5D and my new 50mm 1.2 lens. This image was shot in manual mode at 1/80, f 1.6, ISO 500.Because it was rather dark down there, I used my Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 and had Shannon hold my 580 EX flash to light them. She was off to my side on a short staircase at about a 45 degree angle to the couple, and she held the light above her head pointed down at them.

My post-processing:
I used my own custom preset, “jb bluesy”, to process the RAW file in Bridge and then applied Kevin Kubota’s action, “The Look” to the jpg. I used The Boutwell’s Totally Rad Action, “Yin/Yang” to get some of the detail back in Julie’s dress and to pop a tiny bit of light back into their eyes. I then applied Jesh De Rox’s Fine Art Texture, “He Loved Her Italian Accent” to create the velvet wallpaper look in the background. The last thing I did was add an 85 warming filter set at 25% and remove the shadow behind Yas in Photoshop.

Wah lah!!”

before (straight out of camera):


Thank you Jules!

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