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Photographer | Elani Jacobs.
Model | Nadia de Jager, Loube de Ridder, Johane Zurich, Frances Burger.
MUA | Ro-Anri van Rooyen, Micayla Marais.
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Photographer | Elani Jacobs.
Model | Nadia de Jager, Loube de Ridder, Johane Zurich, Frances Burger.
MUA | Ro-Anri van Rooyen, Micayla Marais.
Designer & Stylist | Liezel Butler
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21 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 09, 2014
Nice group shot. Congratulations.
sandystewart
 
sandystewart June 09, 2014
All giving the model look to you. Well set up and captured.
catini
 
catini June 09, 2014
Nice, congrats on your feature!
Coomanator
 
Coomanator June 09, 2014
An amazing group shot. Dramatic lighting and perfect focus. Congratulations on the "Feature", very well deserved. Added to Favorites.
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 09, 2014
Beautiful group shot.Congrats!
diporzio
 
diporzio June 09, 2014
great group pct
congrats
etrdryzt PRO+
 
etrdryzt June 09, 2014
Excellent group shot every thing is spot on from the lighting to the facial expressions!! Great job and well deserved feature.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud June 09, 2014
very classy!! Congrats on your feature.
ImnluvwitanSRT4
 
ImnluvwitanSRT4 June 09, 2014
excellent!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 09, 2014
Beautifully posed and lighted! Congrats on your feature.
jjustus
 
jjustus June 09, 2014
Posing is awesome! Light is amazing as well. Would like to know the lighting setup. Congrats
LionesLens
 
LionesLens June 09, 2014
Simply fabulous! Congratulations!
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness June 09, 2014
Fantastic Composition!
AymanSaadedin
 
AymanSaadedin June 09, 2014
very nice :)
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HelenRea June 10, 2014
Love it...very nice work! :)))
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BRYNPhotography June 11, 2014
Love the tones
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 11, 2014
Great shot, nice edit. Congrats. - Jake
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verity June 16, 2014
Love it, they all look so cool too
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vojce May 25, 2015
excellent shot congrats
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maniusia1 August 12, 2015
Excellent composition! Great shot!
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darlienelson September 14, 2015
Love it. Great work

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Behind The Lens

Location
We drove the car to a field close by the models house. Just out side of town. In the heart of South Africa, in the beautiful little city called Bloemfontein. (translated to 'City of Roses')
Time
It was in the afternoon, around 2pm. very early spring, when the days were still a little shorter.
Lighting
It was very bright, but cloudy, which made for the most amazing light. The lighting was perfect for this type of shoot, as it made the shadows soft, and the model didnt have to squint her eyes, which is usually a problem in direct sunlight.
Equipment
Canon 550D, with a 55mm fixed canon lens. no tripod, no flash. Did use a silver reflector though, balanced between the car seats and the roof of the car
Inspiration
The model, who is a good friend of mine, sent me a photo of the car, and the inspiration struck. We had to wait for the sun to get to the right angle in this shot, but it was worth it. I wanted to capture that serine feeling you get while on a road trip, away from civilization and comfort.
Editing
I cleaned up her skin a bit in post processing, and adjusted the colours slightly using PS CS6, to give it a warmer, older feel. But mostly the photo is SOOC.
In my camera bag
These days I use my Canon 650D, and try to always use my 50mm fixed lens. Trusty reflector of course. I like using natural light, so I rarely use a flash.
Feedback
Wait for the perfect day. Watch the weather channel and look out for days that could be cloudy mostly, with as little as possible rain. Even if it is nice and cloudy, try to shoot early morning, or late afternoon, to get the right angle of the sun light bouncing through the clouds. I would also recommend using a fixed lens, rather than a zoom lens. the quality and sharpness is almost always a lot better. The 50mm also gets much brighter colours than the zoom lens, which is amazing. A reflector is always handy. It was a bit dark inside the car, because of the shadow cast, so the reflector brightened the whole scene up.

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