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ghphotouk October 03, 2014
S U P E R B!
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BrunoHeeb December 31, 2014
amazing shot,timeless,sexy,love it
 
Remraf February 12, 2015
Great shot"
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AlanJakarta February 12, 2015
Beautiful artistic portrait under lovely lighting. Congratulations on being Featured.
 
RhondaMcD February 12, 2015
Fabulous composition and lighting. Congratulations.
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LensAhoy February 12, 2015
Great shot!! Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's!!!
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY February 12, 2015
Congrats is amazing shot
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chuckrickman February 12, 2015
Class Act! Congratulations on a well deserved feature.
 
iceman2 February 12, 2015
Excellent focus and lighting in this very beautiful capture!Congrats
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tetvet February 12, 2015
superb shot. like the shadow over her eyes,congrats
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SusiStroud February 12, 2015
Congratulations on this amazing and beautiful capture!!!
 
DavidFreire February 12, 2015
sensual and classic. congrats.
 
Kcable February 12, 2015
nice lighting!
 
akhtarkhan February 12, 2015
Excellent. Congrats on the feature.
 
LynnsPhoto February 12, 2015
Love! Love! Love! It! Congrats on the feature.
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Robb February 12, 2015
sooo tight...yes, I'd be most intrigued...sharp!
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Moorthy February 12, 2015
It is a marvelous shot. Excellent lighting and beautiful pose, nicely composed. I feel, if only a little bit eye-light is there it would have been still better. If my judgement is wrong, it may be ignored.
With regards,
Moorthy
 
kenstewart February 26, 2015
Beautiful tone with a lovely model. Well done.
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pauladubin March 05, 2015
Simply Elegant . Brilliant Shot. Should get awarded.
 
CWphotos5 April 16, 2015
Stunning portrait! Congratulations!!!
 
stylephotoscheshire April 16, 2015
Beautiful picture great lighting
 
mukhtar April 21, 2015
beautiful
 
sebastianmuglia April 29, 2015
Compliments!
 
jimhelmick June 13, 2015
Excellent photo. She needs the Maltese Falcon in her hand.
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michaeltillman August 10, 2015
Elegance and simplicity always make for great quality. This is real classy.
 
marius121 December 11, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
tonysutton March 30, 2016
nicely exposed lighting
 
JDLifeshots May 28, 2016
Beautiful composition and capture! Congrats.
 
Heather01 October 02, 2016
Beautifully done

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured in my apartment ...ahh... in my professional "studio" ;-)
Time
This shoot ended up taking a few hours in the middle of the night.
Lighting
You can easily get carried away with studio lighting. I always like to experiment with light and other gear, but just as much, I like to experiment with the least amount of lighting/gear. This practice forces me to become creative at solving problems and dial in what I really want to focus on with the model.
Equipment
Shot on a Canon 7D with a 70-200mm f/2.8 Used a single 200W studio strobe with a medium beauty-dish outfitted with a 20º grid
Inspiration
The style was predetermined previously to be a "film noir" mid-century style and was intended to remain in color. I still wanted it to retain that black & white feel to it... so the outfit was chosen to be black, skin tones to be creamy and smooth and having the red lipstick be the pop was carefully considered prior to the shoot.
Editing
Most of the post production time was spent on skin tones and blemishes. All the lighting and highlights/shadows was accomplished in-camera (with a lot of trial & error test shots... as well as tiny tweaks to the lighting until we got it perfect).
In my camera bag
I normally carry 2 Canon 7D bodies Canon 35mm f/1.4 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 A set of Canon speedlights & wireless triggers
Feedback
Sometimes less is more. I encourage everyone to experiment with minimal lighting and to limit the amount of gear to really push the boundaries of what you can achieve without expensive gear. It will force you to get creative and in turn, create beautiful images.

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