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stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas August 05, 2014
Beautiful lighting, and proccessing.Congratulations on the award!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 05, 2014
Fabulous portrait. Congratulations on being Featured.
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 05, 2014
Beautiful portrait capture.Congrats!
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 05, 2014
congratulations on your feature
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 05, 2014
Beautiful.. Love the red... Congrats!! ")
vojce PRO+
 
vojce August 05, 2014
fantastic shot,bravo
fopnv PRO
 
fopnv August 05, 2014
Beautiful thats all
avimiaaz
 
avimiaaz August 05, 2014
Lovely work! Congrats!
bbk
 
bbk August 05, 2014
Terrific portrait shot.Awesome choice and use of lighting and color combinations capturing beauty and a fascinating expression.Congrats on your feature photo.Well deserved!!!!
jamiestahl PRO
 
jamiestahl August 05, 2014
Stunning photo
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree August 06, 2014
Lovely portrait!
Vitamin
 
Vitamin December 22, 2014
She is one beautiful lady!
miguelnazareth
 
miguelnazareth December 29, 2014
Beautiful!!! Great job!
vb99
 
vb99 December 01, 2015
Beautiful capture. You could submit it to my challenge 'Looking up': viewbug.com/challenge/looking-up-photo-challenge-by-vb99

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Behind The Lens

Location
Like many photographers, a space to shoot is a struggle. This was taken in my "living room studio"...once again showing that you don't always need a big studio to create great images.
Time
It must of been 2pm , but as it was a studio session time of day was relative.
Lighting
This was a two light setup, a small pop-up soft box as the key light with one layer of diffusing in order to get a middleground quality of light - soft but with a nice punchy contrast to it - with a silver reflector to fill in the shadows under the chin and our lovely MUA holding a white card to bounce some light on the left side of the model's face. For the background one flash directly behind the model with a with a "Rust" gel filter, from the trusty Rogue gel kit, flashing on a black background.
Equipment
As far as equipment goes, the camera is a Nikon D5100 with the Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens @ f/9 - 1/100 sec - ISO 100 , hand held. For the lighting two Yongnuo flashes with some wireless triggers, one pop up softbox without the inner diffusion layer, the other behind the model with a gel, a home made silver reflector and white bounce card.
Inspiration
Beauty, elegance and simplicity! Pure fashion beauty shot inspired, an area of photography that I just love...hopefully it'll lead to a nice career in the industry.
Editing
Well...yes! Put it through camera RAW for the normal adjustments - exposure, contrast, clarity, etc - then in photoshop cleaned up the skin, some light dodging and burning and that was pretty much it.
In my camera bag
The camera being a must, I always like to have 3 lenses, a 18-55mm a 50mm f1.4 and a 55-200...as you never know what next great shot will come along. Two flashes, a TTL and a manual slave. Lens cleaning stuff, memory cards and batteries. Also like to have some gels on me to "funk" things up if needed!
Feedback
Keeping it simple would be a good starting point. The lighting itself is very easy and I already given plenty of details above...the important part I think is to "work" the model to get the best out of them, with clear communication and plenty of encouragement you can't go wrong.

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