Postprocessing as the equivalent of darkroom techniques.

From this afternoon's portrait session. Minimal processing.

Nikon D3200 and kit lens. ISO 100.

And one more variation processed to make the image in line with what I ultimately wanted to see:

All images ©Kirk Tuck 2012

I think the discipline of post-processing should be a process of distillation rather than aggrandizement.  At a certain point it's up to the content of an image to carry the day, not the package the image comes in.

First Portrait with Nikon D3200 camera and kit lens.

From this afternoon's portrait session.

Enduring Beauty. An afternoon portrait session.

I first photographed Lou nearly twenty years ago.  You've seen her portraits from that era on the Visual Science Lab many times. We had the chance to work together again, this afternoon. When she walked into the studio I thought she had been frozen in time.  Once in a great while  you run across a natural beauty. It can knock the breath out of you.

Lou Lofton is the author of, Warren Buffett Invests Like Girl, And Why You Should Too.  She was an analyst and writer for the Motley Fool financial website and.....she was Ben's very first babysitter.

The portrait above was taken with a Sony a77 camera and the 70-200mm f2.8 G zoom lens. ISO 50.  Lighting: Elinchrom Ranger RX AS with a 72 inch Fotodiox umbrella and diffuser.

I also used a Nikon D3200 and a Hasselblad MF film camera during the session.