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Reflection



Her self portrait - Model- Demi Chen, MUA- Kavetta Taylor, Published 11-13-13 http:--www.vogue.it-en-photovogue-Portfolio-47233d81-f5b3-4a79-bfc3-c8cc449fdcec-F...
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Her self portrait - Model- Demi Chen, MUA- Kavetta Taylor, Published 11-13-13 http:--www.vogue.it-en-photovogue-Portfolio-47233d81-f5b3-4a79-bfc3-c8cc449fdcec-Fullscreen
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17 Comments | Report
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 14, 2013
superb
JHPhotos PRO+
 
JHPhotos November 14, 2013
very nice composition!
DanielGagne PRO+
 
DanielGagne November 14, 2013
This is a master shot!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 December 28, 2013
one of my favorite photos in a long while, KUDOS
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana March 13, 2014
A wonderful shot!
KesPhotography PRO
 
KesPhotography November 10, 2014
Wonderful composition! Love how sharp the face reflection is on the window. Voted
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StuXD1 March 16, 2015
Very insperational
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma March 17, 2015
Looked a little more and ....oh my!!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos April 07, 2015
Great creative idea, perfectly done !
fesign
 
fesign April 11, 2015
love this!
rebeccaporter
 
rebeccaporter June 03, 2015
Love everything about this. Exceptional.
billgange
 
billgange June 19, 2015
Beautiful Work of Art!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka July 25, 2015
Excellent. i dont believe the face is a must for all portraits. voted.
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG August 20, 2015
Amazing image!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon November 04, 2015
Congratulations Tammy on your Finalist Win in the Get Inside contest ... Great photo
MLobb
 
MLobb December 18, 2015
Here there might be roses but the garden wants
williambarrows
 
williambarrows January 29, 2018
This is just wonderful.

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in an abandoned house in Madison, Mississippi.
Time
Around 1 or 2 in the afternoon
Lighting
I wanted to create drama with shadows for this image so used my Canon 580exII with a Photoflex Octodome.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 50mm 1.8, 580 exII in a Photoflex Octodome, and a large reflector for fill.
Inspiration
The model in this image is a fantastic pastel artist. After seeing her portrait work, I knew that would be the theme. The house wasn't far away from where I lived and I passed it every day waiting for a reason to shoot there. When I saw the tones she was using in her work, I knew that was the perfect place. I immediately knew what I wanted to create with her. It would be all about reflection.
Editing
When we arrived on location, I noticed there was not enough glass in the window to get her actual reflection, and that was KEY! When I knew I had my main shot nailed, I ran around to the outside of the house and shot back through the window frame to get the actual reflection I would later use. The majority of the post work on this image was fading that image into the window and making it appear as a reflection. After that, I used textures for depth.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105L, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens, two primes, 85mm and 50mm, Canon 580ex II flash, Pocket Wizards and several large reflectors are always in my bag.
Feedback
This image is about her story. Take your time talking beforehand with your client and find out what theirs is.

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