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Remraf March 01, 2015
Great shot!
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AlanJakarta March 01, 2015
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
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tetvet March 01, 2015
beautiful shot,congrats
akhtarkhan March 01, 2015
So cool, beautifully capture. Congrats on the feature.
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chuckrickman March 01, 2015
Congratulations on being featured.
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Keithng March 01, 2015
Congrats on the feature!!

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Behind The Lens

This image was taken at a derelict sugar-factory in my hometown Vaasa. It's one of my favourite places to go do photoshoots. I've shot all kinds of photography there like: cars, gymnasts, promotion material for dj's and even graduate photos. It's a really interesting and fun place to shoot.
It was taken around noon an the sun was shining so we went into the shadow where I could use my strobe and octa-box most effectively.
As I said above I used a HD600 Jinbei -strobe and a 120cm Octa. I love soft lighting and always try to use it as much as possible.
Nikon D90, 70-200/2.8 Tamron., HD600 Jinbei strobe.
We had been taking images for about an hour with a composition where her full body was showing. Like walking and jumping stuff. They were alright but I wanted to make the image more simple. That's what I always try to keep in mind, the less - the better. Then I noticed this round metal pipe and had a vision.
Yep, I always use post-processing as well as I can. It's an essential factor in my photography and in making my images as close to my visions as possible. In this image I had to copy the left side of the round pipe and turn it around and add it onto the right side of the image. Because although the pipe was perfectly round, it wasn't possible to get it symmetrical into the shot. In addition my workflow contains of detailed dodging and burning and colour adjusting.
In my camera bag
These days I carry a Nikon D610 -body and a couple of lenses: 50/1.8 AF-D Nikkor, 70-200/2.8 Tamron, 20/2.8 Nikkor. At the moment that's all I need. Also, I carry a load of filters with me, ND400, polarizers and ND -filters. they are essential for good landscape work. So depending on what I'm going to shoot I'll either have a bag full of strobes, triggers and memory cards or filters, a timer, lens cleaning equipment and some snacks!
For good portrait work my best advice would be: make contact. Be with the model and get to know them as well as possible, get them relaxed. And then do your work. The model will have a lot more patience once the communication works easily. This is something I've learned the hard way. I've always been focused on the visual side of photography based on my background of nothing but landscape work. And so I looked at my models in an objective way instead of focusing on the relationship.

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