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hkphotography
 
hkphotography April 12, 2013
Nice use of lighting
BendTheLight
BendTheLight April 12, 2013
Thank you.:)
telimu PRO
 
telimu September 24, 2013
This is fantastic!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight September 24, 2013
Thank you. :)
shirishmulmuley
 
shirishmulmuley September 24, 2013
....!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight September 25, 2013
....!?
muscularchristian PRO+
 
muscularchristian December 22, 2014
great lighting eyes really pop
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 23, 2015
stunning shot,very unique
BendTheLight
BendTheLight January 23, 2015
Many thanks. :)
Remraf
 
Remraf March 10, 2015
Great shot!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thanks :)
DarkStarPhoto
 
DarkStarPhoto March 10, 2015
Outstanding
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thanks :)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 10, 2015
Fabulous portrait & lighting. Congratulations on being Featured.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman March 10, 2015
Terrific lighting and portrait. Congrats on being featured.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
VHiggins
 
VHiggins March 10, 2015
beautiful! love the lighting and the story this shot tells!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
catini
 
catini March 10, 2015
Beautiful light and composition, congrats on your feature!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 10, 2015
superb image, congrats
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 10, 2015
Beautiful lighting in this beautiful portrait capture!Congrats
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
CarlHult
 
CarlHult March 10, 2015
Love the use of selective light!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
wombatgirl51 PRO
 
wombatgirl51 March 10, 2015
Love your use of light in this. Amazing.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Many thanks. :)
martinditchman
 
martinditchman March 10, 2015
Good work. Of low light
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Many thanks. :)
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan March 10, 2015
Fantastic use of creative lighting, fabulous portrait composition....terrific capture. Congrats on the feature.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN March 10, 2015
Amazingly cool, amazingly composed and just generally brilliant and beautiful. I LOVE this!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
Edsoy18
 
Edsoy18 March 10, 2015
Wonderful Job
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud March 10, 2015
Outstanding!! Congratulations on being featured!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 10, 2015
Thank you. :)
mindeye
 
mindeye March 14, 2015
Love this image. My favorite of the day.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 14, 2015
Thank you. :)
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade March 15, 2015
A nice exposure of captured ambient light and shadow....well done and congrats....Brian
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 15, 2015
Thank you, although it wasn't ambient light...it was a studio flash behind that blind. :)
naturalmoments
 
naturalmoments March 22, 2015
very mysterious, and the lighting makes it dramatic! great job
BendTheLight
BendTheLight March 22, 2015
Thank you. :)
jld83photography
 
jld83photography April 07, 2015
Perfectly captured, Amazing! I can feel the suspense oozing out of this capture :-)
BendTheLight
BendTheLight April 20, 2015
Thank you. :)
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 16, 2015
amazing shot
BendTheLight
BendTheLight April 20, 2015
Thank you. :)
KevinMicklewright
 
KevinMicklewright April 27, 2015
Atmospheric
BendTheLight
BendTheLight April 27, 2015
Thank you. :)
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 May 04, 2015
nice light
BendTheLight
BendTheLight May 11, 2015
Thank you. :)
Dammad PRO+
 
Dammad May 12, 2015
You have the Magic
BendTheLight
BendTheLight May 12, 2015
Thank you. :)
burndre
 
burndre May 12, 2015
Great Shot.
BendTheLight
BendTheLight May 12, 2015
Thank you. :)
magdacoulterphotography
 
Well done!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight May 25, 2015
Thank you. :)
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry May 30, 2015
Congratulations!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight May 30, 2015
Thank you. :)
mindeye
 
mindeye June 03, 2015
Great detail and light, congrats on your feature
BendTheLight
BendTheLight June 03, 2015
Thank you :)
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD June 07, 2015
fantastic
BendTheLight
BendTheLight June 07, 2015
Thank you. :)
Showmik
 
Showmik July 02, 2015
exceptional!!!!......wow...wow... & wow!!!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight July 17, 2015
Thank you. :)
mindeye
 
mindeye July 17, 2015
Fantastic portrait.
Congrats on your feature
BendTheLight
BendTheLight July 17, 2015
Thank you. :)
Krilivec
 
Krilivec August 07, 2015
Very nice!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight August 08, 2015
Thank you :)
kathrynsimpson
 
kathrynsimpson August 28, 2015
Very nice! Wonder who the model is?
BendTheLight
BendTheLight August 28, 2015
Shoo! A fabulous model, that's who! ;)
rafagil46
 
rafagil46 October 21, 2015
excellent photo
BendTheLight
BendTheLight October 21, 2015
Thank you. :)
vitor PRO+
 
vitor May 17, 2016
Fabulous!
BendTheLight
BendTheLight December 01, 2016
Thank you :)
josverelst
 
josverelst July 21, 2018
Great work

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Behind The Lens

Location
Taken in the studio. A simple small room I use for various photo projects.
Time
All studio lighting, so not dependent on time of day.
Lighting
I had the light (one light) behind the blind, angled upward. The blind itself had a slight downward angle to the slats, and so I used the blind as a way of "gridding" the light, almost. I made it so the bands coincided with promenant features such as eyes and mouth.
Equipment
Canon 40D (now dead), 50mm 1.8, handheld. Single old Courtenay stusio light behing the blind.
Inspiration
I'd seen many photographs using a blind, but they often contained a whole person. I hadn't the space to do that, and so the model and I improvised. It became a sort of "peeking through the blind" photograph. I took many more, some with me shooting through the blind, others on the same side as the model. This was the most effective.
Editing
Very little. Apart from a RAW conversion, there was little to do. Dropped the shadows a little around the model, cloned the odd area where the light caught unwated background objects. In the end, however, it was approx 2-3 minutes of editing all together.
In my camera bag
I now use an old 1D mark IIn. I have basic lenses, such as the 50mm 1.8, 70-300mm, and an old 28-80mm. Nothing fancy. A triplod, which I used rarely.
Feedback
It was all about balancing the light through the blind. Angles of blind and lightwere important. Other than that, just shoot the eyes!

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