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balli
 
balli March 03, 2014
nice one
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MATINphotography March 11, 2014
Thank You!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in the heart of Vienna, Austria; in a park that is next to city Opera House.
Time
It's been couple of years since I had taken this picture but If I believe it was late morning and it being a cloudy/overcast day in fall.
Lighting
Because it was a overcast day, the model ended up looking well lit, very little shadow on her face but lacked drama. I can say for sure, I used a reflector to separate her from the environment; but possibly a off-camera flash.
Equipment
At the time my best portrait lens was Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 (non-IS) which I paired with my Canon 7D and possibly my 430 EX flash which was my only flash at the time.
Inspiration
Sadly, no iconic photographer or images were in my head at the time of taking the photo. I simply thought 'hey, models walk on runways; so lets have her walk.'
Editing
Yes I think I tried too hard to make the picture standout and look good so I over did it in post-process; something I think is a typical mentality when you new to photography.
In my camera bag
I hate to admit it but I carry way too much with me. So I always have my essentials, camera body (extra batter+pelican CF case with extra cards), at least two lenses (17-50mm f2.8, 100mm f2.8 macro) and a vintage manual 50mm f2.8. As well as my flash with yongnuo radio triggers. To keep things clean i carry my essential cleaning kit. Lastly, I always have my filters (1 CPL + 1 ND) with me regardless of what I'm planning to photographing.
Feedback
I would say not to be too afraid of failure and just go for the type picture we imagined in your mind. It's important to have a collection of "bad" images so that once those images are out of the way, we can be ready for "good" ones. This is possible if we keep working at our craft and take pictures everyday or every week.

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