Yesterday, I had the pleasure of capturing pictures of Jackson, my photogenic five year old cousin. Here are a few images from the photos shoot:
I used my Nikon D800 for all of the photographs. I used two lenses for the session--the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8. For lighting, one Einstein strobe was attached to a 47" Paul Buff Octabox and served as my main light. For the photographs with a white seamless paper background, I used a second Einstein strobe to light the paper. A large piece of white foamboard was used for my fill lighting.
All photographs were processed first in Lightroom 4. The adjustment brush did an amazing job in allowing me to quickly select the white seamless paper. From there, I selectively increased the exposure as necessary to get a clean white background. I then brought the images into Photoshop where I applied at least two Nik Color Efex filters. First, I added added the Pro Contrast filter. Second, I used the White Neutralizer filter to ensure that my whites were really white. Finally, I converted a number of the images into black & white using Nik's Silver Efex Pro software.