We needed to have some pictures showing night scenes but logistics and model availability meant we could only shoot in the daytime. So what do I do?
This first image was shot by the beach, in the Caribbean, at noon on a very sunny day.
To achieve this look I changed the exposure setting on my camera away from what might be considered the complimentary setting for shooting in bright day light. I was going to have to do some retouching but wanted a good base image to work with.
You can see how the image looks straight out of the camera before any retouching. When I did get to the retouching, I included things such as adding diffused light to an around the candle and generally enhancing shadows and the highlights. Below is another example from the shoot using the same technique.