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Jürgen007 May 17
Very beautiful
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Behind The Lens

This photo of Charlotte Lanning, ballerina, was shot at Union 201 Studios, in Alexandria, Virginia.
All studio lighting, but it was mid afternoon
Lighting were two large diffused lights, flash synchronized.
All shots were with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and my favorite lens, Canon EF85mm f1.2L II USM - 1/200sec @ f10, ISO200
Valentine's Day. We shot a series and our other inspiration was Bansky's "Girl With A Ballon"
I did some Photoshop color correction and 'extended' the floor - the white floor coating wasn't long deep enough. In hindsight, I would now add Photoshop lens correction; a feature I just discovered.
In my camera bag
My bag, a Lowepro - which is awesome - usually has a few Canon lenses: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM EF24-105 mm f/4L IS IL USM and EF85mm f/1.2L II USM A ProFoto A10 flash and TTL remote. Other items are a mini tripod for BTS iPhone videos, batteries, cleaning items, extra ScanDisk cards, and lens hoods.
Because I am a 'slow shooter', about every 3 seconds ... I believe it's very important to have great chemistry with my models; especially action shots. Since I manually select the focus point for each photo, selecting that and snapping at just the right time requires some patience and good timing. So, we normally will do a practice or two, and then two to three 'money shots'. So far, this has worked much better than rapid fire and random focus points. Additionally, with my 3 sec shooting rhythm (actually the camera's) we all get into nice cadence of poses and shots. So, what once was a very frustrating camera limitation, has now become my shooting. style.

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