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Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Volume7
Contest Finalist in Winter Fashion Licensing Project
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21 Comments | Report
akhtarkhan October 08, 2014
Beautiful warm winter smile, wonderful location and composition. a breathtaking outdoor portrait capture. Congrats on the feature.
vojce October 08, 2014
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AlanJakarta October 08, 2014
Nice portrait. Congratulations on being Featured.
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snowdon October 08, 2014
Beautiful photograph .. Congratulations on your feature
catini October 08, 2014
Great portrait, congrats on your feature!
iceman2 October 08, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
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gondmagdi October 08, 2014
great shot !
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DVallas October 08, 2014
very pretty
Capture_This October 09, 2014
nice contrast
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Wayne_Sr October 10, 2014
Beautiful, Congratulations on your Feature..:~)
ashagiharahap October 15, 2014
Excellent shot!
kirkosborn October 29, 2014
Love the falling snow flakes.nice
almachacon December 03, 2014
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
jennaj1133 January 25, 2015
Wonderful shot
alexsahagn March 05, 2015
AMAZING!!!! love it!!! nice nice work!!!
CaraDione April 06, 2015
Wonderful portrait.
Cacciacarro April 29, 2015
Very cute! Nice smile!
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SVPhotos August 11, 2015
Love it!
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iancartwright March 12, 2019
All the kind comments are much appreciated, thank you.
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iancartwright February 10, 2020
We waited two or three years for the right local conditions, setting off in the rain, trusting that a thousand feet higher would turn it to snow. It was to be, thankfully. Thanks for the appreciation.
FergalBrady Jan 02
Very nice

Behind The Lens

The location is Rushup Edge at the Mam Tor end, in Derbyshire UK. I live about a 45 minute drive away from here, 9 miles south of Manchester, more or less at sea level.
This was virtually the last shot of the session, coming up to 11:00 am, the whole shoot lasting around an hour and a half.
In the mist, with snow on the ground, you couldn't get softer lighting.
The camera was a Nikon D300 with a 28mm to 105mm lens at 28mm (42mm equivalent on 35mm) 500th sec f5.0
Jen Saul is a model I've known for many years. We each did the other a favour, shooting for each other's portfolio. Jen wanted some winter knitwear images. We waited three winters for the right opportunity to come along, as generally winters in our parts are often without snow, and when there is snow, the roads can be blocked off. At last, the weather forecast looked promising, but we set off as an act of faith, since it was raining where I live. The intended location is one I was familiar with, having skied nearby when I was a very keen skier. I knew there was a convenient car park, but I hadn't used it as a photographic location before. We had done snowball throwing shots and others generally using fences and gates. The occasional snowplough and car in the background worked well, but seeing the sheep and the dry stone wall was the icing on the cake. Jen was ever the professional and didn't once complain of the cold.
There wasn't really any need for post processing beyond general optimisation.
In my camera bag
I usually have two Nikon bodies, a wide zoom (18 to 55mm), a mid range zoom (28 to 105mm) and a long zoom (80 to 200mm); 2 flash heads a 'Whale Tail' diffuser, a remote trigger and receiver, and a reflector
Monitor weather forecasts constantly. Keep up good communication with your model ahead of the shoot. Be prepared for the weather to turn nasty and trap you in, so you need warm clothing, blankets, food and drink. Tell others where you are going and when. Communicate with them to save them from sending out a search party. Be mindful of your model's comfort and work quickly.

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