My friend Sandra has been restoring a sweet 1977 Ford pickup truck for the last year or so. Once it got to running shape she commissioned me for portraits in and around her truck. Our goal was to have Sandra be as fierce in her photos as the truck, no small task with a 4 wheel drive whomper that looks and sounds like it does.
We want to thank Tami at Ramaker Stables as well for allowing us to roam over her fields and meadows so that we could position ourselves for these portraits.
I also want to take a moment as well and tell yall have much I have enjoyed the Nik Software Suite. All of these files have been post-produced with a combination of Lightroom 4 and Nik’s Viveza and Nik’s Color Efex. They work well in concert in an intuitive way that let’s me create images in an efficient manner.
The first image is created with 24×36 Buff Softbox streaming in through the passenger side window. I exposed for the background of hot highlights and filled in Sandra with the rest. We did a little cross-toning in Lightroom (as well as my normal adjustments) and then used Color Efex for Dynamic Contrast, Sunlight and a Glamour Glow. That’s about the basic process for the rest of the images to follow as well. Hit me up in the comments if you have more specific questions.