KeithPer
KeithPer

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BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 24, 2014
unique shot,love your style
stevejackson
 
stevejackson October 21, 2014
Hello Mate!
sasi_cyborg
 
sasi_cyborg October 28, 2014
stylish and amazing lighting...the girl also beautiful
HarrieMuis
 
HarrieMuis October 28, 2014
lovely
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 28, 2014
Beautiful image - excellent work. Congratulations on being Featured.
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard October 28, 2014
Superb work! Congrats on the feature! :)
catini
 
catini October 28, 2014
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
scottnmandy
 
scottnmandy October 28, 2014
Wow! I am going to have to think about this for awhile. Stunning on many levels.
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell October 28, 2014
very cool. congrats on the feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 28, 2014
Beautiful lighting in this wonderful capture.Congrats!
WMurrayphotos
 
WMurrayphotos October 28, 2014
Beautiful capture! Love the lighting!
rosettephoto
 
rosettephoto October 28, 2014
Beautiful!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud October 28, 2014
Outstanding!!! Congratulations on your feature.
gunners42
 
gunners42 October 28, 2014
Congrats! well done.....
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 28, 2014
wonderful !
vojce PRO+
 
vojce October 29, 2014
absolute fantastic
CharlieBurgioPh
 
CharlieBurgioPh October 29, 2014
original ;)
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 October 29, 2014
damn thats a crystal clear photo, nice work and congratulations
elainebealsmith PRO+
 
elainebealsmith October 30, 2014
LOVE!
zoomstudio
 
zoomstudio October 31, 2014
wow
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman October 31, 2014
Wonderful shot....great compositional idea..k
naveenmike
 
naveenmike November 02, 2014
amazing Shot..
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 21, 2014
nice powerful image
thuber
 
thuber November 21, 2014
Love the drama.
ChrisPixPhotography
 
ChrisPixPhotography November 27, 2014
awesome awesome!!
zhouzhh PRO+
 
zhouzhh December 11, 2014
Great shot. The backlight made raindrop glinting.
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne January 12, 2015
Kudos!
fotogal822 PRO
 
fotogal822 January 14, 2015
This is truly lovely. Great style!
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY January 14, 2015
Great!
verity PRO+
 
verity January 16, 2015
wonderful image
johnbao
 
johnbao February 28, 2015
I Love this style. 5 stars
murphey PRO
 
murphey March 05, 2015
Stunning Shot !
EclecticMedia
 
EclecticMedia March 05, 2015
Great Lighting! Was that post process?
dvanhoof PRO+
 
dvanhoof March 05, 2015
Magical wonderfully captured. speaks to the imagination, that is Art
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell March 05, 2015
beautiful capture! Extremely well lit and composited.
LindaRamirez
 
LindaRamirez March 05, 2015
Amayzing!! I just love it, feel so powerfull, simple and tender
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman March 13, 2015
"Just singing in the rain." Don't you just love it? This is a really great shot. Congrats on the Feature.
DanushiaDee PRO
 
DanushiaDee March 31, 2015
Perfectly Stunning in every respect and wonderfully creative as well! Bravo.
russellkinerson PRO+
 
russellkinerson April 16, 2015
Amazing doesn't come close to describing this. Neither does awesome! So very well done, Keith!!!
BTVisions
 
BTVisions April 30, 2015
OMG This Shoot is fucking AMAZ-balls. I am inspired
gunners42
 
gunners42 May 01, 2015
excellent... great lighting, way to go! Congrats!
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead July 02, 2015
Sensational image ! Congratulations !
rubenr
 
rubenr July 22, 2015
An absolute piece of art
paramasivamtharumalingam
 
paramasivamtharumalingam August 02, 2015
Awesome.
LightWrite
 
LightWrite September 18, 2015
Dig this man, good job
halinaphotography
 
halinaphotography March 02, 2018
love it !!
SafariShootS
 
SafariShootS March 07, 2018
Great image.

Behind The Lens

Location
The Model (Max) and myself had set up a shoot mid afternoon with this and a few other beautiful gowns, however because of a few delays we where unable to get a start until later and then to challenge us even more it began to rain... The shoot its self was meant to have a springtime park feel and that definitely wasn’t going to happen. So we relocated to the only real dry area nearby which happened to be a walkway tunnel under a bridge Max where we shot a good amount of interesting shots. This was shot was the last of the gowns and I was really looking for something a little different so we took the punt and had Max step out into the rain with one of my elective umbrellas.
Time
By the time we got to this shot it was around 8pm, fortunately it was still quite warm as it was late spring.
Lighting
So this was a two light set up with a bit of a bounce fast twist. The back light was a speed light together with a home made beauty dish sitting around 3 meters directly behind the model because it was raining it was set up on a tripod and I had loosely tied a white plastic bag over it to protect it from the rain. The main flash was again a speed light in a 24” soft box that was sat just inside of the tunnel approximately 3 feet to the right of me. The twist came by way for the defective umbrella which not only added to the overall look of the shoot but because it was reflective it illuminated showcasing its shape but also adding extra fill light to the rear of the model.
Equipment
From memory I was using a Nikon D90 with a Nikor 24-70 2.8 on it and the shot was hand held.
Inspiration
Inspiration was born out of necessity more than anything else, we needed to return the dresses the next morning so we had to come up with something. Like most photographers I spend a lot of time looking at and dissecting other peoples work as a way of building up our knowledge and technical skills so the idea of shooting in the rain wasn’t anything new, I was aware that when rain is backlit it becomes illuminated and by placing the model in front of the light it would block the light and become a halo around her, I then obviously needed to light her and the umbrella to me made sense because I didn’t want a dark area directly behind her. So in answer to the question there wasn’t really a specific shot that inspired it but a bunch of techniques picked up over the years mashed into one.
Editing
For post there was a bit of skin and dress clean up done and then basic dodging and burning it balance the light, highlight her face a little more and exaggerate the rain a little more.
In my camera bag
I’m not really a gear nut and mainly just walk around with a single camera (currently a D750) for lens I use the sigma 50mm art series and a 12-24mm for wide shoots and couple of speed lights with basic triggers for those just in case moments, mainly though I’m a natural light shooter and don’t like to be weighed down by excessive kit.
Feedback
For this particular shot my advice would be to find someone that is brave enough to want to stand in the rain and experiment, the actual shot is not that hard to do. In general though the best advice I could give anyone is to look at other peoples work a lot! But rather than study them with the goal to try and replicate an image, work out what they did to create it and take note of technique used. Every technique you learn is another tool in your bag that can actually be more powerful than the gear you carry around to assist in expressing your own unique voice.

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