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The look

The look

The look
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Peer Award
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All Star
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Exceptional Contrast
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Jaw Dropping
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill

Top ClassTM

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ShruthiShankar November 06, 2013
Great shot!
Check out some of my work too when you get a chance :)
GordonD PRO
GordonD December 22, 2013
Beautiful eyes brilliant capture! Congratulations
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AlanJakarta December 23, 2013
Nice close-up. Congratulations.
PhotoAlaska December 23, 2013
very nice
CoopPix December 23, 2013
Captivating eyes! Congratuations on this award. Very well deserved! :)
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WileKyK December 23, 2013
Wonderful portrait! Congratulations on your Feature!
iceman2 December 23, 2013
Wonderful close-up.Congrats!
catini December 23, 2013
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
akhtarkhan December 23, 2013
Gorgeous eyes well focus and captivating. Nice detail and the catchlight in the eyes, nicely compose. Good eye contact......superb close up capture and almost B&W. Congrats on the feature.
rosa111 December 23, 2013
beautiful capture
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anders_samuelsson December 23, 2013
Thank you so much for all the nice comments!
LindaDLester December 23, 2013
Beautiful eyes! Congrats on your feature!
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anders_samuelsson December 30, 2013
Thank you very much Linda!
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HelenRea December 23, 2013
Nice work indeed...congratulations! :)))
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anders_samuelsson December 30, 2013
Thank you Helen!
Govind7 December 24, 2013
cogratulations on the feature..... cool capture...
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anders_samuelsson December 30, 2013
Thank you Govindsasidharian!
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Pablo-Klik February 11, 2014
bello modello.scelta eccellente
Artemis-Diane April 24, 2015
Artemis-Diane April 24, 2015
photographcl December 30, 2014
i think you want to catch the eyes...very good....but i think it was more than good to catch at least hair and eyes...
Artemis-Diane April 24, 2015
thank you
alevidcosta June 18, 2015
This is one i jumped into. Guess those eyes are awesome!!!

Behind The Lens

In my old, very small, apartment in Umeå (Sweden).
It was taken in the middle of the day. Thanks to a couple of black sheets i was able to block the sunlight from coming in through the window. Therefore I could control the light with the flashes.
I used a very standard setup. Two flashes with a 45 degree angle on the model.
Camera: Sony DSLR-A300 Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f2,8 Flash: Two Visico Intelligent 300 LR flashes
I wanted to try out my new studio flashes and since the room was to small to go full figure portrait, so I thought I'd go the other way; making it all in the details. So I placed the models eyes, and nothing else in focus of attention, and created a somewhat diagonal line between the eyes.
Most of it is made in Adobe Camera Raw. There I increased exposure and contrast and made it a little bit cooler. I also cropped it on the upper and bottom side to make the eyes bigger in relation to the rest. In Photoshop CS5 I used the filter Glamor Glow (in Color Efex Pro) with a cold tone and then unsharp mask filter on the eyes and eyelashes.
In my camera bag
At the moment I always carry my Sony A99 with the Tamron 28-75 f2,8. In addition to that, an extra battery and something to clean the lens with.
Just focus on the eyes, but don't let the model know the rest will be cropped out. In that you get the full expression of the eyes, which in most cases let's you know more than enough. Then, just make sure the sharpness is on the eye closest to the camera and shoot, shoot, shoot.

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