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Etna PRO+
 
Etna October 17, 2014
Beautiful shot
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 06, 2014
amazing shot !
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BrunoHeeb May 19, 2015
amazing shot ,love your style
pietnel
 
pietnel January 14, 2017
Fantastic captured azing shot she is gorgeous

Behind The Lens

Location
The location of this shot is very uninteresting. It was simply a park with some large trees overhead which provided the dappled lighting. The shot is all about the subject and the light. It really could have been taken anywhere.
Time
This was mid-afternoon during an Australian summer. The sun is not the photographer's friend during this time, but the shade provided by the trees helped make this an interesting shot.
Lighting
It's the lighting that makes this shot. You can see how dappled it is across the model's body. The trick is to spot meter on the brightest part of the body and then let the shadows do their magic as they gradually turn to black.
Equipment
Nikon D700 with 70-200mm f2.8 lens
Inspiration
Credit for this one goes to the model. She was actually having a rest lying down on the concrete wall when I saw the light. When she arched her back I immediately saw the shot and grabbed it.
Editing
Slight contrast adjustment and of course the black and white treatment.
In my camera bag
I've now upgraded to the Nikon D810. I carry the 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 16-35 f4 and 16mm f2.8.
Feedback
The key is metering in the correct spot. Taking an average or matrix meter for this shot would not work as the camera would attempt to obtain and overall exposure which would leave you with hotspots all over the model or a completely under exposed image. The spot meter allows you to identify the strongest highlight and meter for that to ensure you retain all details of the image. I strongly recommend using an exposure button on your camera rather than relying on the half press of the shutter.

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