Oh to be seventeen and have such lovely skin! I think I must have taken mine for granted at that age, because I don't recall ever once thinking to myself, while primping in the mirror, how lovely my skin looked! Ha hah.... Oh well, the knowledge of ones having beautiful skin is lost on youth. Such is life. And even though I did play around with a software designed for skin, to add a glamourous look to her portrait, that skin you see here is all hers. Gorgeous!
This is Moriah, and she was kind enough to model for me while I took shots of her out in the bright sun this afternoon. I found some shade, obviously, to put her in, but was interested mostly in figuring out how to meter in such instances. I live in SoCal, it is very bright here most of the year, and it's difficult to take photographs only during the golden hours (at sun up and sundown), so this was good practice for me. And I really couldn't have asked for a better model.
Thanks going out to the lovely Moriah for putting up with me and my metering abilities. :)