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Model: Lee An

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22 Comments | Report
TrishParsons
 
TrishParsons July 10, 2014
Nice! Not your typical portrait. I like it.
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More July 10, 2014
Awesome !!!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos July 30, 2014
Fantastic image, great creative idea. Very well presented !!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos July 30, 2014
Also voted !
kalpachev
 
kalpachev October 20, 2014
Like the composition, Like the Light, Like the post processing !
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS October 20, 2014
nice idea,all your hard work is showing,very kool photo,good luck,voted
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Dacemac October 22, 2014
Great concept! Congratulations!
JenesesImagez
 
JenesesImagez October 23, 2014
Nice Shot
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness October 23, 2014
Great Composition!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 31, 2014
Cool!
verity PRO+
 
verity January 16, 2015
Love this edit the image is really cool
ArturRydzewski
 
ArturRydzewski February 26, 2015
Amazing!!!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 05, 2015
voted
jmhillphoto PRO+
 
jmhillphoto March 06, 2015
Wonderful image!
junegauntley PRO+
 
junegauntley June 29, 2015
Awesome shot - the light is wonderful! You should enter this into the "Jeans" contest, too!!!
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chaunguyen June 29, 2015
Thanks for the tip, and the compliments
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG August 20, 2015
Excellent work here!
Dave_Bomb Premium
 
Dave_Bomb September 23, 2015
Nice shot!!
jaysansan
 
jaysansan October 12, 2016
nice idea and great concept. inspiring!!
berga
 
berga October 19, 2016
Excellent!!! Welcome to VB!
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer February 27, 2018
Fantastic image.
gman176
 
gman176 Sep 27
Awesome image! Very creative and well done. :)
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady Oct 04
This beautifully composed

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in a old abandoned brickworks in Raalte, The Netherlands.
Time
Outside it was a nice warm and bright summersday, but inside the factory it was dark and cool. The time of day was not an important factor in this image.
Lighting
All the way in the back I set up a beautydish to light up the smoke as it came rushing in. I had little time to shoot before everything was covered in smoke. Behind me I placed a stripbox to light the model and the front of the scene.
Equipment
I used a Canon 5D Mark II, with an 24-70mm L f/2.8 lens. A beautydish in the back and stripbox for the fill light with PocketWizard miniTT1 and TT5 Flex triggers. A smoke-machine was used was triggered by an assistent. No sigarettes were harmed during this shot.
Inspiration
I've seen many images taken in this place before I went to the brickworks in Raalte. Many of those images had models in a static pose, not engaged in the scene. I wanted to try something different with a more dynamic pose. I asked the model to climb up and imagine as if she was a superhero ready to jump and catch the bad guys.
Editing
I used Nik software in Photoshop for my post-processing. Little bit of Dfine to loose the noise. Little bit Dynamic Skin Softener, tonal contrast, pro contrast and Bleach Bypass. The hot light of the beauty dish in the back was removed with a healing brush.
In my camera bag
I try to travel as light as possible. My Canon 5D Mark II with the 24-70mm L f2.8 lens is connected to a Think Tank Steroid Speedbelt with a Spider Pro holster. In my hand I carry a lightstand with a Canon EX 580 II speedlight. The camera and flash are wirelessly connected with a PocketWizard miniTT1 and TT5 Flex. I always bring along spare batteries and memory cards.
Feedback
I couldnt have done it without the help of my fellow photographer Ron for getting access to the urban location. Lee Ann was amazing as the daredevil model willing to try anything I threw at her. Being part of a creative team is what I enjoy the most in this business. Surround yourself with like minded people to boost your skills. Everybody has something special that you can learn from.

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