Leonarda test 2

This time I decided to photograph Leonarda outdoors to see if I can maintain narrative without having all her things to arrange the frame. On the other hand I wanted to have context in images, so I came when she was working in the garden preparing it for the next spring. It was a dreary day, so I decided to use a speedlight to highlight Leonarda, to make her look standing out of this gray day because she is so optimistic and active! But she was constantly moving, so instead of a white umbrella this time I used a card as a reflector, respectively the speedlight was placed on the camera. 

While I was photographing, Leonarda was moving compost from the road to the backyard using a spade, a bag and a children skate. 

Original:

I’ve chosen this photograph because of Leonarda s pose and facial expression. It depicts how cheerful she is while doing the work that others might consider hard and unpleasant. Her childish-like pose depicts that she takes the work as a game or an adventure.

b1

1 Exposure correction

b2

2 Curves to add contrast

b3

3 Saturation decreased 

4 Vignetting to make the subject stand out of the image

a) gradient fill

b5

b) mask

b6

Final result:

img_0071-2_web

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