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Model: Hedy Nerito

Model: Hedy Nerito
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25 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta July 03, 2014
Nice mono shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
akhtarkhan July 03, 2014
Like the mood and pose, wonderful tonal range......great B&W portrait capture. Congrats on the feature.
catini July 03, 2014
Great tonality, congrats on your feature!
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WileKyK July 03, 2014
Great subtle use of contrast and composition. Congratulations on your Feature!
iceman2 July 03, 2014
Beautiful B&W.Congrats!
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Bruz July 03, 2014
Beautiful tonality and mood. Congrats on the feature.
sweetpea72 July 03, 2014
This is beautiful... Congrats! ")
maikwegner July 03, 2014
Very nice photo
OUTTHERE July 03, 2014
very nice shot and process
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billndotnet July 03, 2014
Yow, thank you all SO much for the compliments! My inbox is exploding!
LionesLens July 03, 2014
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AnneDphotography July 03, 2014
this is amazing !! congrats !!
r----s July 03, 2014
Supershot. Great work
stevenhickman July 04, 2014
Very nice shot
aayushmathur July 07, 2014
Brilliant shot. Congrats
nikoskyriakidis August 22, 2014
Perfect !!!
sundeepzutshi August 28, 2014
Great Mono Shot !!
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BrunoHeeb December 30, 2014
love your style,very unique
dirkbrune January 15, 2015
I love the expression in her face! Great greytones, too!
kjachens March 06, 2015
Gorgeous lighting, contrast and expression.
GordonD April 13, 2015
Beautiful mono
TsRockin June 15, 2015
Really like your eye for body shots. Great choice of models too!Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Krilivets August 07, 2015
very nice!
Tande March 14, 2016
Love it. Very nicely done
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Behind The Lens

In the studio, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lighting for this shoot was a single light, modified with a 2x3 medium soft box on a boom directly over the model.
This photo was shot with a Canon 7D, 24mm 1.4L. Flash was an Alien Bee B800, triggered via Pocketwizard.
This session was one of my first nude sessions, in my quest to learn how to shoot the human form. My model was Hedy Nerito, a very experienced model who was a delight to work with. Her experience went a long way to tempering my own nervousness. For this photo, we were most of the way through our session, and had settled into a comfortable rapport, both of us relaxed and enjoying the shoot, which I've learned is a really critical element to getting great shots.
Post-process is limited to a minor crop, conversion to black and white from color, and a minor contrast adjustment. I prefer to do as much composition as possible in camera, forcing myself to slow down my shooting, to be more selective and judicious before hitting the shutter release. I don't always win, but it's a goal.
In my camera bag
I shoot primarily with a Canon 5DmkII, with a 70-200mm 2.4L as my go-to lens for a number of photography styles. I'll follow that with a 24mm 1.4L for landscapes and astrophotography, or sometimes a plain ol' 50mm 1.8 'Nifty Fifty' if I'm in a mood. My second body is a Canon 7D, which I love shooting just as much. The crop sensor combined with the 24mm 1.4L produces great images, a favorite if I'm doing street photography. For events, I'll carry both, leveraging a double Spider Holster to keep my hands free and make managing my equipment easy.
Take one lens, and one light. My constant comment here is 'Creativity comes from constraints.' If you're thinking about what else is in your bag to shoot with, you're not thinking about composition. If you limit your options, you force yourself to be creative, to work more with what you have, and that's where the magic happens.

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