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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick July 11, 2015
Gorgeous photo.
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb September 04, 2015
incredible shot
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic October 17, 2015
Beautiful view, excellent shot.
pietnel
 
pietnel April 13, 2016
Beautiful
santoshpatanaik
 
santoshpatanaik July 16, 2016
Superb ! Love it.
brianvandermerwe
 
Wow. Excellent work both of you.

Behind The Lens

Location
Most of my photography has been while traveling. I've taken thousands of landscapes, cityscapes, nature and shots of people going about their day. This was my first ever Boudoir photo shoot. This Photo was taken at a local hotel with a local model. I was lucky to work with such a great model for my first shoot, she made taking beautiful pictures very easy. This is one of my favourite images from that shoot.
Time
This photo was taken around noon, on a Saturday at the end of March. We had scheduled to shoot for about 4 hours, but later agreed to continue shooting at a studio owned by a mutual friend and fellow Photographer. I've posted a couple of these photos as well.
Lighting
I used a 400W LCD studio flash with a 24"x36" soft box. There was some light spilling in from the window, diffused through some drapes that helped to soften the shadows.
Equipment
This was a hand held shot, I was sitting on the floor at the foot of the bed. I'm currently shooting with my Canon T3I, and used my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II. I love the shallow depth of field I can get with this lens and it has served me well for portrait photography. My goal is to purchase a full frame DSLR, and more lenses, but at the moment I am very happy with the results I get from this lens,as well as my kit lens and Canon EF-S 55-250mm.
Inspiration
It's hard to not be inspired, when working with a beautiful model. I like to take a step back, and contemplate the entire scene before shooting. I Looked for different angles, asking the model to adjust her pose and adjusting the lighting. Some faith in my ability helped too.
Editing
My post-processing abilities are fairly limited at the moment, so I try to capture the best images I can in camera. I adjusted this image from color to black and white and made some slight adjustments to the models hairline.
In my camera bag
Currently, I'm shooting with my Canon T3I, I have my kit lens as well as a Canon EF 50mm, and Canon EF-S 55-250mm. I have an assortment of ND filters, and a polarizer. I have a great light weight tripod which has served me well though out my travels. As much as I would love a new camera and more lenses, I have to admit, the equipment I have, has allowed me to explore my creativity.
Feedback
Choosing the right model is important. Before shooting, talk to the model about the type of shoot you have in mind. Provide some sample images, and determine the models comfort level. I find that taking short breaks and allowing the model to view the images taken during the shoot, builds confidence and enthusiasm. Building a relationship of trust is key to taking great portraits.

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