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Flemming
 
Flemming May 27, 2015
Well executed picture. Good composition.
Remraf
 
Remraf May 27, 2015
Great shot!
Alejandro_Amilcar
 
Alejandro_Amilcar May 27, 2015
Hermosas
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet May 27, 2015
great shot. like the colors, congrats
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 27, 2015
Aawww i LOOOVE this... and I love how one is looking at us... and the other is looking at her sister!!! and goodness... all that beayoutiful hair !!! :):) LOVE their eyes!! ❤
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman May 27, 2015
Fabulous capture. Congrats on being featured.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 27, 2015
This is wonderful! Congratulations on your feature.:)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 27, 2015
Gorgeous (:
Praneel
 
Praneel May 30, 2015
Awesome pic !!!!!
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GordonD June 05, 2015
Adorable image, congratulations :)
Larissamurray
 
Larissamurray July 07, 2015
wow this is beautiful!
masonbphoto
 
masonbphoto July 22, 2015
Thank you everyone!
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DavyQuo July 29, 2015
Nice work ... great composition
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brianvandermerwe December 03, 2015
What inspirational work

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in our small garage at our house in Nebraska, USA.
Time
This photo was taken around 6:00pm. This photo was one of my first portraits I have ever taken, so throughout the day I was more than excited for 6:00 to come.
Lighting
I was using a garage with no windows, so I had to use studio strobes. It was actually my first time ever using strobes for people. I had bought two cheap strobes and a pair of soft-boxes for $150 on Amazon about a week before taking this photo. I had no idea what I was doing. I had watched a few videos on YouTube to help me figure out where to place the strobes around my subjects, but that really was little help. I had them lying on the floor, doing all kinds of different things with the strobes to try to figure out where they should be. I was getting shots I liked, just none of them stood out. I then had an idea to hold one of strobes directly over the twins at a slight angle, while the other strobe was a few feet back acting as a fill light. I took the picture, and found the shot I was looking for.
Equipment
This image was shot with a Canon 70D and a 50mm 1.4 attached. Other equipment I used where Neewer studio strobes along with Neewer soft-boxes attached.
Inspiration
I have always loved portraits. There was just something about them that I loved, maybe its the way you can really tell a story with portraits. Prior to this photo I had only taken a few portrait photos of people with natural lighting. I've seen some amazing work on ViewBug using studio strobe lights, the way that you can really control the light made me really want to give it a try. I was only 16 at the time of this photo being taken, I didn't have a job, so I really had to save my money to purchase the lighting setup I had.
Editing
I did do some post-processing to this photo. I cleared blemishes on their skin like most photographers do, I also brightened the eyes just a little and did some dodging and burning. The big thing that I had to do to this image was the cloning of the hair. I really wanted them to look like they had a huge amount of hair; in order to do this I had to take pieces of their hair and clone it throughout the image to make their hair thicker and cover any spots on the ground where hair was missing.
In my camera bag
My go to Camera is my Canon 6D along with my go to lens which is the 85mm 1.8. I also carry a Canon 70D body which usually has a 24-105 4.0 attached to it. I primarily use this lens with landscapes as it has a wide angle to it. Another lens I use often is the 50mm 1.4. After getting the 85mm as a gift, which is now my favorite lens. The 50mm probably collects the most dust, but it definitely is still a huge asset to my photography.
Feedback
Advice I would give to anyone, someone trying to capture something similar or not; don't be afraid to take your time. Try many different lighting setups, poses, etc. Have patience and try and chose a subject that understands and has patience them selves. Id also say be confident in your work and don't compare your work to other photographers. It will only slow you down. For my first year or so I was always so worried if I could ever get my work to look "that good". It did nothing but dis-encourage me.

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