The Digital Photo Pro magazine editors have selected the finalists for The Face Contest. To see the finalists, check out our slideshow below:
Breath Integration, By Ann Bickel: “This image is a posed portrait for an 18-year-old high-school student from the United States and was made in my home-studio. The title of the photo refers to a technique I use often to help calm the subject and allow them to be more ‘inside’ themselves. Before the shot, the subject took a deep, slow breath for this portrait. “In terms of gear, I used off-camera flash devices for this image: The key light is at camera right (Einstein E640 Studio Flash Unit with a Westcott 7-inch Silver Parabolic Umbrella modifier) at 1/128 flash power. I also used two Yongnuo YN685 Wireless Speedlights.” Nikon D850, Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 prime lens. Exposure: 1/125 sec., ƒ/4, ISO 100.