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Behind-the-Fire-Scene PRO+
 
Behind-the-Fire-Scene November 24, 2015
Beautiful..Very creative yet simple....
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 24, 2015
Absolutely aborable!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg December 01, 2015
super good
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Buck56 December 10, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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Buck56 December 10, 2015
You took my breath...thank you.
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne December 21, 2015
Kudos!
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault December 25, 2015
wishing that the whole world was like this; superb image and creativity!
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CherylG June 22, 2016
Congratulations on your award! This is so unique & creative! :)
Aspect-Photography
 
Aspect-Photography July 13, 2016
This is stunning! Very creative.
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StephenLittlePhotography March 07, 2017
Beautiful
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kseniaobremska March 26, 2017
Incredibly made and amazing creativity ????

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Charleston, South Carolina under one of the gazebos in my neighborhood.
Time
Sometimes I find midday shoots challenging because of the harsh sunlight but when we walked through the cover of this gazebo and I noticed the beautiful rim light around the subjects I knew it would make for a striking image.
Lighting
I knew I wanted to create a storytelling image with this strong light source and dark background of trees so to make it more playful and whimsical I replaced a moon for the sun.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D7000 and 200mm lens at f2.8. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I was looking for creative ways to use the harsh midday sun to my advantage and I absolutely love the rim light effect and light/shadow contrasts so when we walked through this doorway it grabbed my attention.
Editing
Yes I used Photoshop Elements to create this image. I first turned the image into black and white and merged two images together. I then spent alot of time dodging and burning the dark and light areas for more dramatic effect.
In my camera bag
I don't like to lug around a lot of equipment so when I go on a shoot I usually have my trusty NikonD7000 paired with my prime portrait lens 50mm 1.4 or my heavy but amazing 70-200mm 2.8 to give my subject a bit more distance and privacy for more relaxed candid moments. I also bring my lens cleaning cloth (just in case) as well as extra memory cards and power cords. You never want to be in the middle of a photoshoot and run out of memory space or battery!! I've done that before and it's really embarrassing!!
Feedback
Don't be afraid of a strong light source like the midday sun. Find creative ways to use the light source to create powerful images. Position the sun behind a tree, use an umbrella to diffuse the light, encorporate the shadows into your images or find pockets of light to illuminate your subject.

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