On The Cover: Elizabeth Homan

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The cover image was created during a High School Senior portrait session at Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas, by Elizabeth Homan. This very accomplished violinist chose the perfect color dress to coordinate with the warm tones of the mission. “This staircase is one of my favorite places to photograph,” explains Elizabeth. The lighting on this staircase is phenomenal all by itself. The only additional light was an off camera flash with a beauty dish to give the mask of her face some directional light and sculpt her body a bit. The wooden cross in the shadows plays an important secondary subject leading to the title “Divine Music.” Other than removing a few minor distractions and the use of some Nik Filters Tonal Contrast to pop the detail a bit, this is just as the image was captured.