Alejandro_Mallado
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sweetpea72 December 14, 2014
Beautiful.. Congrats! ")
 
Capture-Life December 14, 2014
Fabulous!! :):) CONGRATS! 8)

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture in my studio in Spain back in May, 2010 when I bought my first lightning kit. I started setting a few photoshoots with friends and random people from Facebook and other social networks. For this session I had 2 girls, amateur models.
Time
I shooted for 2 hours maybe, using different outfits with both models, during the afternoon.
Lighting
When I started to study photography I had pretty poor knowledge about lighting or poses or anything. I used to set my equipment the same way than anybody else would do, with one strobo hitting on each side on a 45º position. Boring, I know.
Equipment
I shot with my Canon EOS 50D and my Canon 17-85mm, which was my main lens for a long time. My lightning equipment was the Elinchrom D-Lite 4IT. I don´t like using tripod.
Inspiration
There was no inspiration. Actually I barely knew what I was doing in those photoshoots. When I remember myself in that situation I feel kind of shamed!! But it was a lot of fun, and I learn a lot of what-not-do stuff.
Editing
This is a new version of the original picture, cropped and re-edited. I always start in Lightroom with a few adjustments like White Balance and contrast, and then using Photoshop. Frequency separation for the skin and sharpening. Then I finish the edition in Lr finding the best black and white effect.
In my camera bag
Now I work with the Canon EOS 5D Mk-III and some Canon L series lens: - 35mm f1.4 - 135mm f2 - 200mm f2.8 And also the Canon Lenses: - 50mm f1.8 - 28-105mm Ultrasonic I have the VANGUARD Xcenior 48T trolley bag in which I carry my Canon EOS 50D as a backup with a Sekonic light meter that I never used, filters, the Canon grid for my 5D, extra batteries...
Feedback
I wish I could travel back in time in order to apply everything I´ve learnt using youtube, following photographers like Scott Kelby and Peter Hurley. But the best advice for my "old me" and everybody else would be: stop studying and take more pictures.

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