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RolandRuttenPhotography
 
Great photo!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade May 15, 2014
A very clever artistic comp and edit....well done and congrats!....Brian
matthew_mcg
 
matthew_mcg May 18, 2014
Fantastic lighting! :D
Balo
 
Balo May 19, 2014
Great.....
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 24, 2015
STUNNING composition, voted!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter July 28, 2015
Great creative shot. Nice work. - Jake
WMurrayphotos
 
WMurrayphotos September 18, 2015
Very Creative shot! Lighting, subject and composition!
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd January 20, 2016
Nice capture!
lethaimboden
 
lethaimboden August 02, 2016
Love this! Sooo creative!

Behind The Lens

Location
Near a lake in Florida, in a park.
Time
It was around 5:00 am. The sun was just rising, there was still very little light.
Lighting
I took my usual reflective umbrella and had my subject hold it like a rain umbrella. I also had her hold the speedlight inside of the umbrella as well, so it would shoot back on her and light her. It was sort of a spur of the moment experiment, but I did really like the result.
Equipment
Canon 60D, 430exii speedlite, and a reflective umbrellla. The camera was hand-held.
Inspiration
Honestly it was taken for an old Viewbug contest, I don't even remember which one inspired me. This was not the photo I entered in that contest, it was one of the extras. However since then I have found it to be one of my favorites. Again, sometimes your best were not even planned!
Editing
I did a little sharpening and darkening of the shadows, that is about it.
In my camera bag
I carry a small camera bag with one or two extra lens, my camera body, and the off camera flash. I rarely bring anything else unless I specifically need too.
Feedback
Yes, get very creative, and weird, with your flash. I have bought many "extras" for my camera, and the Speedlight is still my all time favorite. Point it in different directions, hide it, place it in plain sight, just get creative! Shoot-through and reflective umbrellas are very fun. I love making homemade reflectors out of aluminum foil as well, because you can shape it. If you have a thought, do it! Don't ever say it was too crazy to try.

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