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Model: Madeleine Kanyama
Photographer: Steffie Neve

Model: Madeleine Kanyama
Photographer: Steffie Neve

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38 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 April 19, 2015
Awesome shot... Welcome to vb :)
NevePhotography
NevePhotography April 19, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
Remraf
 
Remraf April 20, 2015
Great portrait!
NevePhotography
NevePhotography April 20, 2015
Thank you!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 20, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
NevePhotography
NevePhotography April 21, 2015
Thank you so much :)
ppollard
 
ppollard June 08, 2015
Beautiful shot !!
NevePhotography
NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Thank you :)
Kornum-Photo
 
Kornum-Photo October 20, 2015
Et af Madeleine's bedste billeder !
NevePhotography
NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Tusind tak!
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake October 29, 2015
Incredible
NevePhotography
NevePhotography October 29, 2015
Thank you :)
tigfong
 
tigfong November 02, 2015
Can't stop looking at this. Such a captivating shot! Well done
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 April 14, 2016
Simply amazing. The lighting is wonderful.
Souldr
 
Souldr July 24, 2016
Just looking at some of your photos and you have some very beautiful images, thanks for sharing.
OwenJFitzpatrick
 
OwenJFitzpatrick July 25, 2016
Wonderful portrait and wonderful portfolio.
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja September 24, 2016
Very original, well done....
MKoelen
 
MKoelen September 24, 2016
Awesome light and contrast...
leithchamberlain
 
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
 
Shwetawale October 04, 2016
Simply beautiful, love it
nikondude
 
nikondude November 06, 2016
This is an excellent shot!
peedee66
 
peedee66 November 07, 2016
I'm making phone calls to a few ladies that I know who can pull this off, SO INSPIRATIONAL!!!
sundargopalakrishnan
 
sundargopalakrishnan November 26, 2016
beautiful lighting.. just love this pic
DanaKodermac
 
DanaKodermac January 10, 2017
Beautiful
Njjoc3 Premium
 
Njjoc3 January 28, 2017
gorgeous
Dats_Photography
 
Dats_Photography February 05, 2017
Stunning capture
danettezak
 
danettezak February 05, 2017
Stunning image! Good work!
EdithNero
 
EdithNero March 09, 2017
Excellent portrait ????????
Kortny-bec
 
Kortny-bec March 18, 2017
Absolutely stunning
afonsochabyrosa Platinum
 
afonsochabyrosa March 23, 2017
Incredibily beautifull
DeonG Platinum
 
DeonG March 23, 2017
I love everything about this image! Wow
DolceNita
 
DolceNita March 24, 2017
Absolutely Gorgeous image! I Love this image :)
Moramor
 
Moramor March 26, 2017
Fabulous and beautiful!!
calumcorby
 
calumcorby March 28, 2017
I would love to have the ability to take stunning photographs like this
Dee02 Platinum
 
Dee02 April 04, 2017
Stunning
gregedwards Platinum
 
gregedwards April 30, 2017
Excellent!
stephanguggenberger
 
stephanguggenberger May 13, 2017
Awesome
henriquemorata
 
henriquemorata July 28, 2017
Wow!! Stunning portrait !!!
adavies
 
adavies August 13, 2017
Love it! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Make a Mess portrait challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/make-a-mess-no-nudes-photo-challenge-by-adavies
JiriThomas
 
JiriThomas October 19, 2017
Funny thing.. i just installed the app yesterday and uploaded a few photos. Today i started looking at photographs from other users, when i came to this one, my first thought was: “this is Neve’s photograph”. I was right! Guess you have something recognisable about your work! Amazing job, as always! :)
NevePhotography
NevePhotography October 20, 2017
Thank you so much! That is by far the highest compliment I can receive :) It inspires me to keep creating.
Carlosf_m Platinum
 
Carlosf_m June 27, 2018
Excellent portrait
derxphoto
 
derxphoto August 08, 2018
Great)
mollyorchard PRO
 
mollyorchard September 28, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson August 27, 2019
Stunning.
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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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