Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

October 12, 2009

Single Feature Photo: Hairdresser

(Nikon D700, 85mm, ISO 800, f/1.4, 1/160 sec.)

Wendy Skidmore, owner and hair specialist of coiffed hair! @ STUDIO 54 in Monterey, takes a little off the top on Tuesday evening.

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I snapped this photo on the way back to my car after an assignment shooting a new alcohol drink at a bar in downtown Monterey. I opened up the aperture all the way and shot it on the "Vivid" color setting on the my camera, giving it kind of a painting look. It's a nice simple, feature photo, "slice-of-life" image that I like.

I saw it from the street and decided to frame it through the window. Looking at it now, I think I would have stepped back a few feet to pull the image out a bit wider.

~ nic

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