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3 Comments | Report
takad
 
takad January 13, 2015
NICE WORK
Etna PRO+
 
Etna February 14, 2015
Nice work
alessiolupo
 
alessiolupo April 21, 2015
your photo is fantastic where i can view a tutorial to use this layer? I like it

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a simple spacious place. The place isn't important in this photo, you can use any place you want as long as it is easy for you to cut out the person from the background. We didn't have any professional studio, but it would have made everything a lot easier.
Time
The day was a little bit cold and cloudy, so it was not the best day for this kind of shoot (having in mind that the place wasn't heated at that moment). However, I believe it was midday so we were able to get the most light possible.
Lighting
The idea what kind of lighting there should have been, was very clear to me from the very beginning. I wanted transparent fabric so that the "sun" would go through it and the model would be more like a silhouette. So I put the flash in front of the model. Moreover, I wanted to see just a little bit of model's face so the window, which was in front of her and the reflector on the right side helped me to do it.
Equipment
At that moment Nikon D5000 was used along with the tripod and I shot this picture with basic Nikkor 18-55 mm lens. Additionally, as I mentioned earlier I used flash and reflector.
Inspiration
This photo just popped up in my eyes out of nowhere. Since my photographer logo has butterflies, I think they were the inspiration to me. They are so light and soft, and.. free. That is why I called this photo "To release". I love feeling free, doing what I want to and just simply enjoy my unique life!
Editing
Yes, I did a lot of post-processing - it was the most important part of this photo. First of all, I cut out the girl with the fabric. After that I searched for sky and grass pictures in my portfolio. Finally, I put everything together, made a lot of color correction and most importantly - some butterflies where cut out on the fabric and some of them were placed on it.
In my camera bag
I am really in love with my new camera Nikon D610 and the amazing lens Nikkor 50 mm f1,4. It is the perfect match for taking portraits! And thats normally all I need when shooting portraits.
Feedback
At first, I didn't know if I will succeed. However, I made lots of shots and some of them where just as I pictured in my mind. So my advice is "Just try". RELEASE your creativity!

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