I was a guest judge for the LG Denim DIY fashion competition on Thursday morning and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a shot of the stunning Vancouver model, Chantel Elloway. We popped outside Pacific Centre for a few minutes. I didn’t have a bounce and it was a bit dark, so I asked Chantel to stand next to a white wall. This reflected some nice soft light on her face and hair.
The background was fairly dull, mainly shaded buildings and and street lamps, with the exception of a few sparkly circles of bokeh. I thought it would enhance the photo more lovely bokeh framing Chantel, so I went in and hand painted a bunch more in Photoshop. By individually cloning the existing bokeh circles on different layers with varying opacity, I was able to blend the painted bokeh into the photo.
I have a beauty shoot booked with lovely Chantel next week. I’m really exited to get some more great pictures with her.