Shutter Notes: Mary Jaras — Man and Negroni
Mary Jaras is a former Executive Producer in network television. She decided to change course and pursue photography full-time. Now, she is an award-winning photographer and videographer based in Santa Monica, CA. She partners with a variety of food and lifestyle brands for their marketing needs.
Why and how Mary created this image
A pensive moment between a man and his Negroni was created in a corner of a very tiny apartment.
Mary says, “Getting the right shot is like waiting for the planets to align at just the right moment – mood, lighting, technical stuff, the model – it doesn’t happen all that often. This photo is one of those that just hit all the right notes for me.”
The image was edited lightly. Mary lifted the black and took a bit of the edge off of the highlights. The image was created using a Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/2 filter.
During the process, she learned to not overthink it. Create the right atmosphere, get the technical stuff lined up and just see what happens. The look the model gave was a complete accident and yet it made the photo.
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