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i bought a tea light candle holder awhile back with this very shot in mind for it. it took a bit of finagling of the light to get it to halo out from the holder...
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i bought a tea light candle holder awhile back with this very shot in mind for it. it took a bit of finagling of the light to get it to halo out from the holder properly–for you see–that is actually my strobe you are seeing emanating from the candle holder. sometimes it is best to hide your strobe in plain sight, much the same way i did in my romance scavenger hunt shot and my inspiration shot. don't be afraid to experiment with your lighting, the results will sometimes really surprise you
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stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas July 10, 2015
Excellent planning and execution!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 10, 2015
Great composition!
Remraf
 
Remraf July 10, 2015
Great shot!
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman July 10, 2015
Great job. Congrats on being featured.
godriguez PRO
 
godriguez July 10, 2015
thank you all, i have some new work i will be posting soon so be on the lookout :)
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 10, 2015
Love this!! congratulations on your Feature!
susiegrayfowler
 
susiegrayfowler July 10, 2015
Wonderful image! Congrats on being featured!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree July 10, 2015
Gorgeous work!
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SusiStroud July 10, 2015
Well done!!! Congrats on being featured.
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PattyTuggle July 10, 2015
Amazing & creative shot! Congratulations :)
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suickimage July 10, 2015
I love this!
Osvaldo
 
Osvaldo July 15, 2015
very nicely done... look at the challenge I ve created about fear and anxiety... :)
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter July 18, 2015
Great creative image. Nice work. - Jake
Franz78
 
Franz78 October 23, 2015
great shot, congrat
judithstopforth
 
judithstopforth July 26, 2016
Love it! Stunning photo
maxzawacki52
 
maxzawacki52 February 09, 2017
This looks awesome! Great balance of lighting!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
in my garage studio at my home
Time
it was pretty late at night as that is when i do most of my work
Lighting
this is a single light setup. there is a speedlight with a dome diffuser directly behind the lantern i am holding. it is aimed directly at the camera which gives it the nice glow and replicates candle light, while the light bouncing out the side is lighting my face
Equipment
i shoot with a canon 7D and i had the 85mm f/1.4 lens on it. the speedlite is a canon 580EXII fired via pocket wizards
Inspiration
this was a series of black and white shots that came about through a photography challenge on G+ to create five new shots over five days
Editing
the color conversion was done in NIK silverFX pro and then some other slight modifications done in lightroom
In my camera bag
my basic setup that i take everywhere is: canon 7D 85mm f 1.4 10-22mm f 3.5-4 70-200mm f 2.8 580EXII speedlite set of pocket wizards
Feedback
think of light as a having a personality and know how to use that personality to your advantage. different light will give a different feel to each shot so use it to your advantage to set the mood of the shot

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