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teetee1852 Premium
 
teetee1852 December 06, 2014
It is magic!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More December 06, 2014
Stunning very pure!! love it
hkphotography
 
hkphotography December 28, 2014
Nicely done
alessiolupo
 
alessiolupo January 09, 2015
you are the masterprise!!! this shot is fantastic!!! why not partecipate in my challenger?
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 30, 2015
amazing shot
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek June 03, 2015
Beautiful!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet December 17, 2015
beautiful portrait
jessicaeik PRO+
 
jessicaeik December 21, 2015
Utterly lovely.
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic December 24, 2015
Fantastic portrait
samanthapurea
 
samanthapurea January 14, 2016
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Himawari
 
Himawari February 01, 2016
Love the color tone. Excellent retouch :)
andrewscotfrink
 
andrewscotfrink November 07, 2016
Beautiful.
GiuseppeDeAngelis
 
GiuseppeDeAngelis November 30, 2016
awesome
PauloViegas
 
PauloViegas December 05, 2016
What an amazing shot. The composition, the color and the pose itself are one of a kind. Congratulations
rindrarandhy
 
rindrarandhy January 22, 2017
Stunning work! Beautifully executed!
mavishageman
 
mavishageman March 13, 2017
Top Notch Work! Total Glam!!!
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury March 17, 2017
Amazing capture Rejean, so minimalist and arty, bravo !
EdytaTywonek PRO+
 
EdytaTywonek April 02, 2017
love the mood
henriquemorata
 
henriquemorata July 28, 2017
Amazing shot !!!
jilfayematthes
 
jilfayematthes September 08, 2017
I usually don't like portraits. This one I like
paddybarrett
 
paddybarrett July 11, 2020
I would crop out shoulder too distracting otherwise a great portrait

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my studio.
Time
It was taken in the evening after sunset. Since my studio has large windows, shooting in the evening made it easy to control the lighting without any issues of ambient light being introduced.
Lighting
I really wanted to enhance the beautiful facial structure of the model so I decided to use a mixture of soft and hard light. I used a clamshell setup,with a medium white beauty dish as the key light and a medium octabox as a fill from below. I had the makeup artist add a bit of shimmer to the model's skin to really enhance her features, and the beauty dish helped bring out the specular highlights.
Equipment
I shot this on a Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200 f2.8 lens. 2 Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4's were used in this shot with a medium white beauty dish and medium octabox as the modifiers. I always tether to Capture One to preview photos, check exposure & focus. Capture One is my go-to tethering program because of how it handles skin tones. It does a much better job than any other RAW converter on the market.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the amazing photographer, Zemotion who always has an ethereal look to her images.
Editing
As mentioned before, I tether to Capture One and it is there that I correct skin tones. I then bring it into Photoshop to clean up blemishes and distractions, dodge & burn, and finally some color toning. It is important to me to keep all the skin texture intact, and I find dodging & burning keeps it looking real. Frequency separation has its advantages but I don't think it should be used on skin as it can really destroy the image if done incorrectly.
In my camera bag
What you would find in my bag is my trusty Canon 5D Mark II, a variety of lenses including the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 II, Canon 24-70mm f2.8, Canon 100mm f2.8, and a Canon 50mm f1.4. I also have an X-Rite colorchecker passport to ensure proper white balance, a wallet full of CF cards, PocketWizards, extra batteries, lens cleaning kit, micro fibre cloth, tether cables, and lots of business cards.
Feedback
For anyone wanting to try something similar, I would suggest using a clamshell lighting setup as it is fairly easy to setup, and gives you a classic beauty look. In terms of retouching, less is more - make sure you keep skin texture intact and whatever you do, do not use any 3rd party plugin or action that may blur the skin. These will ruin your images. Instead, practice and master the dodge & burn technique which has been around since the beginning of photography. Most importantly, experiment lots and make sure to have fun!

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