Here is something we can learn from CharlieBurgioPh about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.
CharlieBurgioPh's job is Creativity! Welcome to his world where the ART of lighting, colors, shadows, art and passion become one into something never seen before. Come into my world, this is me CHARLIE!.


1. CharlieBurgioPh,where did you take this photo?

An amazing and I'd say magic place in the wood of Ficuzza in Sicily.

2. What time of day?

It was afternoon around 4 pm.

3. Anything worth sharing about lighting?

As usual I scout the locations for my photographs and project before and I still remember it was ealy March when I found this place. Me and my assistant were literally wandering around the wood of Ficuzza. All at once behind a line of tall trees I saw this field of white flowers and I was just surprised by the lighting. It was mother nature offering a breath taking show. The afternoon sunlight was kissing all the white flowers with an amazing backlight and in that moment I knew I had found my next location.

4. What equipment did you use?

Shooting this photo I used a Canon 450D with a 18-200 lens and a silver light reflector

5. What inspired you to take this photo?

Once or twice a year I work on a big creative project that normally has a 2 to 3 months planning period during which I create the ideas, get inspired, think about the looks, locations, lighting together with my team. This particular photo is part of my Amazing Grace project that was created in 2012 and I loved working on it as I grew up on the road and learnt a lot. Amazing Grace focuses on feminine beauty at its finest expression. Mixing the eternal and idyllic landscapes of Sicily with the fresh and never vulgar beauty of woman, all wrapped with a touch of fashion, color and magic light.

6. Did you do any post-processing? if yes, tell us about it!

Only a light skin and make-up correction.

7. What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

I normally bring my camera of course, a tripod, light reflector, 2 lensens, speedlight flash and a compact camera.

8. Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Well my advice would be search for your light! I think that everybody has his own light and his own right moment to shoot. Through the years I did learn a lot about natural and studio lighting and both of them are really great and offer you different creative opportunities. If you want to capture something similar I suggest shooting in the early morning or afternoon and once the lighting factor is set it's up to you and your creaticity to add the rest.


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