Fun with family pics and portraits. Mike and Koa were great models. I shot this with a reflector, a blue screen and two strobes. I took the background photo in Eden Vermont.
Once I did basic color correction in Lightroom, replaced the screen in photoshop using channels to capture hair detail. I also did a lot of color and exposure work before adding blur and noise.
I applied a tilt shift blur for the background starting from where I estimated the subject’s feet to be planted off the screen. Then, for the subjects in the foreground, I added an array of field blur nodes, using what I know about perspective to estimate each point’s distance from the eyes in Z-space. This helps match the depth of field of the foreground to the tilt-shift blur of the background.