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Kumi in Hibiya Park, Tokyo

I was teaching one of my students, Lucy, down in Hibiya Park today. We were doing some work on portraits. After we finished I spent a while shotting some pics of Kumi, as I always like to do some pics for the models if they come and model for me for free. I'll make her some prints and some calling-cards as well. This shot I thought I'd make into a fake magazine cover for her.

Nikon D700

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AFD

SB800 at camera left, fired remotely


RAW processed in Capture One using the '70s Colour' style, highlights brought up using the HDR setting and the overall exposure toned down a little.

Border slightly darkened

Photo Stylizer filter in Nik. on setting 1, faded back a little: this pumps the blue and red channel and whitens skin a little too. Then used the Polaroid 669 with blown highlights filter from Alien Skin, again faded back to a mix that suited my taste. Going for that sort of 70s colour feel, with a bit of edge.

All took about ten minutes.


  1. Tasker

    Simply stunning. Really appreciate the fact you tell us how its done…even it is is beyond me! 🙂

  2. Looks interesting with that moonlight touch. Pretty gal.

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