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sweetpea72 April 19, 2015
Awesome shot... Welcome to vb :)
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NevePhotography April 19, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
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CaptureLife77 April 19, 2015
Moody and fabulous!!! :):) Welcome to VB, you'll loooove it here!! :):)
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NevePhotography April 19, 2015
Thank you so much! :) I am already having fun!
 
Remraf April 20, 2015
Great portrait!
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NevePhotography April 20, 2015
Thank you!
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BrunoHeeb April 20, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
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NevePhotography April 21, 2015
Thank you so much :)
 
ppollard June 08, 2015
Beautiful shot !!
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NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Thank you :)
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Kornum-Photo October 20, 2015
Et af Madeleine's bedste billeder !
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NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Tusind tak!
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thunderlake October 29, 2015
Incredible
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NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Thank you :)
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tigfong November 02, 2015
Can't stop looking at this. Such a captivating shot! Well done
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normg123 April 14, 2016
Simply amazing. The lighting is wonderful.
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Souldr July 24, 2016
Just looking at some of your photos and you have some very beautiful images, thanks for sharing.
 
OwenJFitzpatrick July 25, 2016
Wonderful portrait and wonderful portfolio.
 
rpdhjja September 24, 2016
Very original, well done....
 
MKoelen September 24, 2016
Awesome light and contrast...
 
leithchamberlain September 26, 2016
Can I put this on my Facebook page, and credit you, and say "Black is Beautiful?" It's such a powerful statement for today's political atmosphere.
 
Shwetawale October 04, 2016
Simply beautiful, love it
 
nikondude November 06, 2016
This is an excellent shot!
 
peedee66 November 07, 2016
I'm making phone calls to a few ladies that I know who can pull this off, SO INSPIRATIONAL!!!
 
sundargopalakrishnan November 26, 2016
beautiful lighting.. just love this pic
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aleclux December 13, 2016
Excellent lighting job
 
DanaKodermac Jan 10
Beautiful
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Njjoc3 Jan 28
gorgeous
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Stunning capture
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danettezak Feb 05
Stunning image! Good work!
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EdithNero Mar 09
Excellent portrait ????????
 
Kortny-bec Mar 18
Absolutely stunning
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Incredibily beautifull
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DeonG Mar 23
I love everything about this image! Wow
 
Temperance Mar 24
Absolutely Gorgeous image! I Love this image :)
 
Moramor Mar 26
Fabulous and beautiful!!
 
calumcorby Mar 28
I would love to have the ability to take stunning photographs like this
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meleana79 Apr 04
Stunning

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Model: Madeleine Kanyama
Photographer: Steffie Neve

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Won Contest Finalist in Unforgettable Portraits Photo Contest by ZenfolioApril, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in I Love Photography Photo ContestMarch, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestJanuary, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestNovember, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Photogenic Photo ContestOctober, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Studio Extravaganza Photo ContestSeptember, 2016
Won Cool CaptureJune, 2015

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo, in my home studio. Actually, the studio wasn't set up as we were finished shooting the concept we had planned. We had some time, before Madeleine (model) had to catch her bus, so we decided to shoot some freestyle beauty shots, against the wall.
Time
It was taken around 8 PM. We had been shooting different fashion set-ups all day and this was our "Let's just have fun and mess up your makeup" moment.
Lighting
This was shot, using my favorite source of light - a single beautydish. Because I wanted it to look like she was emerging from the darkness, I used a grid and placed the light, slightly above her, as a way of almost painting the strongest and most beautiful features on her face and to avoid too much catchlight in her eyes, to create mystique.
Equipment
This was shot with my Canon Rebel T3i and a 85 mm lens.
Inspiration
In this case, I was inspired by the model. Any other person in my studio that day, and this photo wouldn't exist. It was really random and impulsive, but it didn't take me more than a few shots to realize, that we were creating something really amazing.
Editing
While the beauty dish created alot of contrast in this photo, I wanted to increase it even more, like almost over the top. I did this, because I didn't want anything else, than the most important elements, to be visible. I also used different curves layers to paint in some more light and shadows, skin retouch and dodge/burn.
In my camera bag
In my bag, I have my Canon Rebel T3i, 50 mm lens, and sometimes an 85 mm, that I borrow. That will be my next investment, so I can take it with me, when I'm working outside of Denmark. A reflector just in case, but I never really use it.
Feedback
Well, first you should forget some of the basic rules in lighting, because I did break a few of those. Imagine the beauty dish as a spot light. The cool thing is, that you don't have to worry much about the background. It will darken it out. When setting up your light, turn on the model light, and move the lamp around, to get a sense of how the light will fall on the models face. You want to be careful not to place the light too much, above her head, as that will darken the eye area, giving her something called "batman eyes". Shoot it as close as possible, so you'll have plenty of details in her face.

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