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Fine art maternity portrait
Model: Demi Chen

Fine art maternity portrait
Model: Demi Chen
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37 Comments | Report
maciemoon
 
maciemoon June 10, 2014
What lens was this shot with? great work!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 25, 2014
Lovely image. Congratulations on being Featured.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 25, 2014
Sleeping beauty beautifully composed. Nice colours and detail.....terrific outdoor capture. Congrats on the feature.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 25, 2014
...beautiful portrait, congratulations on your Feature :-)
glennhart
 
glennhart July 25, 2014
Wow :)
catini
 
catini July 25, 2014
Beautiful portrait. Great DOF and composition, congrats on your feature!
murpjo
 
murpjo July 25, 2014
Wonderful shot, congrats!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry July 25, 2014
Love it, great capture.
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 25, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
joecas
 
joecas July 25, 2014
Lovely,Congrats!
vojce
 
vojce July 25, 2014
awesome bravo
ChrisKIELY PRO+
 
ChrisKIELY July 25, 2014
Stunning!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 25, 2014
wonderful shot !!!!!!!
photobug
 
photobug July 25, 2014
nice pov
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louisloizidesmitsu July 26, 2014
Congrats!!!
chriscousins PRO
 
chriscousins July 27, 2014
Beautiful composition - love it!
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onyanita July 29, 2014
gorgeous...congrats on the Feature.
shivrekha
 
shivrekha November 04, 2014
CONGRATS!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 04, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being the Winner.
TRichPhoto
 
TRichPhoto November 05, 2014
Amazing shot!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 November 10, 2014
outstanding image, congrats on your win
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 12, 2014
wonderful shot !
printsIlike
 
printsIlike December 16, 2014
Beautiful image :)
ghphotouk PRO+
 
ghphotouk March 11, 2015
sublime, on so many levels, the colour, the construction and the delivery. Really nice shot taken from a wonderful perspective
anupammondal
 
anupammondal April 04, 2015
love it
lauramowrey
 
lauramowrey May 23, 2015
Gorgeous!
gabrielafteni
 
gabrielafteni June 04, 2015
fine picture... lol
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw June 04, 2015
Stunning shot .....congrats on finals !
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 04, 2015
Congratulations Tammy on your Finalist Win in Playing with Depth of Field... Great result.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 20, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Summer Portraits Photo Contest!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 06, 2016
Congratulations on your finalist win in Below My
Knees contest ...
lyndenmaley Premium
 
lyndenmaley June 24, 2016
Would you like to enter my challenge called females laying down?
LisaReader
 
LisaReader July 19, 2016
Fantastic Shot and colors! Congrats on being featured. Well deserved.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 21, 2016
Finalist in Disrupting Depth .. Worthy image .. Congratulations Tammy
lisarichardson_3346
 
lisarichardson_3346 July 24, 2016
absolutely love this shot well done
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon January 30, 2018
Wow Tammy, this photo has done well for you, congratulations again :-)
korinna PRO
 
korinna February 12, 2018
Voted on Zen contest

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on out family ranch in Lexington, Mississippi
Time
Around 3:00pm
Lighting
Afternoon light is best for me. It eliminates harsh shadows and you get a really nice blue to the sky. Use a large reflector (silver or white) for fill to the face and you are good to go
Equipment
I hand held my Canon 5D Mark II with the 70-200mm F/2.8 II for this shot.
Inspiration
One of my favorite models was expecting. She wanted maternity images that were more in keeping with the fine art we had created in the past. I wanted something soft and serene.
Editing
I always post process but try to keep it as natural as possible. I go over the skin with Portraiture, then usually add several curves adjustments as well as a texture or two.
In my camera bag
My 5D Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 24-105L, two primes (85mm,and 50mm) a 580ex II flash and a modifier.
Feedback
With this image it is all about perspective. Get close up and play with shooting angles. For this I was actually laying on the ground in front of her. I surrounded her with flowers, check local grocery stores, they usually sell you their wilting bouquets for $1.00. I didn't want the flowers to distract from the image so I shot at a very shallow depth of field. My advice? Have fun! When you think you have nailed your planned shot...take a few minutes to try something new. Get on a ladder and shoot down, get low and shoot up, you just might create something amazing.

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