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Contest Finalist in Visual Poetry Photo Contest
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Outstanding Creativity
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The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
Beautiful Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beautiful Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
White Out Photo ContestTop 30 class
White Out Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Fairytale Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
People And Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fairytale Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
People And Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
People And Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Healthy Lifestyles Photo ContestTop 10 class
Healthy Lifestyles Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Healthy Lifestyles Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dancers Among Us Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dancers Among Us Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Dancers Among Us Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Filters and Effects Photo ContestTop 10 class
Filters and Effects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Filters and Effects Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Dodho Volume 3 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Dodho Volume 3 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Beyond The Selfies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Natural Light Photo ContestTop 30 class
Natural Light Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Natural Light Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Amateurs Vol 4 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Fstoppers Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 20 class
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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 11, 2014
Beautiful .. Congrats ! ")
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 11, 2014
I love shots like this! superbbb! :):) HUGE congrats!!
fredpruitt PRO
 
fredpruitt November 11, 2014
Very creative, nice work.
aloyciabicara
 
aloyciabicara November 12, 2014
superb. Nice Composition>
lisaelrick
 
lisaelrick November 14, 2014
Really like this. Flower melts into person.
BlueMoonStudio
 
BlueMoonStudio November 15, 2014
Nice!
mmunksgard PRO+
 
mmunksgard December 08, 2014
Very creative. I like the beauty in this.
dondurante
 
dondurante May 29, 2015
Amazingly Creative! Great shot!
KaroKrauzPhotography
 
KaroKrauzPhotography May 29, 2015
beautiful work!
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault March 03, 2016
this goes way beyond the technical execution of the image to having the creativity to envision it. A true Masterpiece!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq April 08, 2016
So beautiful and creative! Ethereal!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 12, 2016
So creative, lovely... Congrats on all your Awards!
Tiff
 
Tiff April 13, 2016
Stunning photograph, very unique, well done!
meganpickering
 
meganpickering May 02, 2016
I adore this so creative!! I am for sure a fan
octavboban
 
octavboban November 29, 2016
love it!!
tlynnpg
 
tlynnpg April 21, 2017
gorgeous
emmersonsantos
 
emmersonsantos July 22, 2017
Hello Samanta. I'm fascinated with your creative talent. Incredible perspective. Graceful and creative. I loved his composition, his light, his style. Congratulations!
jsschultz
 
jsschultz September 07, 2017
Very creative!!! So beautiful.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at my home in Salt Rock. We have a large open sliding door which allows brilliant light to come through.
Time
I took this photograph just after midday, which as most photographers know is a difficult time to shoot if you're outdoors, however being inside and also having the curtain up made it a lot easier. That didn't mean I was out of the woods for over exposure though! That being said, I did want a lot of light in the image. It was an overcast day and the sun had just broken through the clouds not long before so there was this white light with a slightly golden glow filling the room.
Lighting
Well the lighting was very important with this image for what I was trying to create.I wanted it to have a slightly mystical feel. The idea was always to have a lot of light in the background to really accentuate the focal point being the Lily (My favourite flower of course!) and the dancer. I realise that technically the image may be slightly over exposed however this was exactly my intention with this image. I really love how the person dancing is half in a room however she's also half fading Into the light, it creates an almost whimpiscal feel, which wouldn't have been possible without the exposure. So sometimes forget the rules and just take the picture!
Equipment
Of course I use Nikon! I used a D3100 for this image with a 18-55mm lense, of course this wouldn't have been possible without my trusty steed my tripod. I also used a neutral density filter just to help reduce the light at the bottom of the image.
Inspiration
Well the age of the selfies is appon us! So I wanted to do something different and creative that tells a story at the same time. I love ballet and did it when I was younger and my favourite flower is the Lily so this is the ultimate selfie for me.
Editing
Yes I did do some post editing. I cropped the image slightly to cut out the vase the flower was in, and I sharpened the image too. I also added a gradient filter to the left side to create more contrast with the the light on the right.
In my camera bag
In my bag I carry my camera with its 18-55m lense then I take a macro with me everywhere I go, I also take my 55-200mm along. Then of course the lense cleaners, spare memory card, the hoods for the lenses and uv filters. And lip gloss, just incase!
Feedback
I would say for anyone trying to achieve something similar, just make sure you plan well. Particularly if you plan to take this image as a selfie. Composition can be very difficult to achieve when you aren't looking through the viewfinder. Using the timer and burst modes will help allot. Unless you can call on a friend to help align you correctly with the flower. You'll want to use a fast shutter speed, depending on how long you can hold the pose! :)

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