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Claartje (0602)



Photo shot at the models home.
Model: Claartje
MUA: Lesley de Haan

Photo shot at the models home.
Model: Claartje
MUA: Lesley de Haan
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RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka October 12, 2015
Excellent blend of technique and artistry.
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StudioTjeerd October 12, 2015
Thanks for your comment and compliment, Ruwan Fonseka! I appreciate it that you took some time to write it!
Bernard3616
 
Bernard3616 October 14, 2015
Great work!!
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StudioTjeerd October 16, 2015
Thanks for your comment, Bernard! It's much appreciated!
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Bermychick January 15, 2016
Such beautiful eyes. Great work
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StudioTjeerd January 16, 2016
Thanks for your comment; it's much appreciated!
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kathleenweetman January 27, 2016
Wonderful portrait....Quite natural in feel ...which is how I like portraits....Thanks for sharing ...k
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StudioTjeerd January 27, 2016
Thank you so much for taking some time to write a comment, Kathleen! I appreciate that a lot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the models home, where I set up my portable photostudio. I'm a selftaught photographer and this time I wanted to test out some new strobes.
Time
Although not very important (because the photo was shot in a studio-like environment: the livingroom), the photo was shot around 5.15 pm.
Lighting
I'm not pretty sure how the lights were set up, because this photo was shot two-and-a-half year ago. As mentioned I wanted to test some new gear (strobes) and I placed a strobe with a softbox attached to the right of the model as a fill light. The main light is a beautydish in front of the model, slightly above the models eyes. I had to lighten the girl well because of the big hat she's wearing and I didn't want her eyes in the shadow. To fire the strobe, I used a speedlight on my camera, which can be seen as the little dot of light in her pupil.
Equipment
The equipment I used was the Panasonic FZ-200, with the build-in lens at ISO 100, f/2.8 and with a shutterspeed of 1/250th of a second. As mentioned above, I used a beautydish, one strobe and a speedlight. I didn't use a tripod (I almost never use one, because I want to work freely and a tripod impedes me).
Inspiration
For this shootday, there was not a special intention to make a certain type of photo. But the model showed me this great hat, which is in fact a hat used in a "My Fair Lady" musical and was worn by the models mother at her wedding. All of a sudden I remembered a photo/drawing I had seen maybe a decade ago. In that particular photo/drawing there was a woman with a wonderful hat. The chance of shooting with such a great prop are to be counted on one hand, so we decided to use the hat. The makeup supported the image very well.
Editing
I always shoot in RAW to have more opportunities in post-processing. I removed blemishes on the girls' face with the healing brush and by frequency seperation. I also used dodge and burn to reduce the appearance of facial hair (due to the lighting I used). At last I (partially) sharpened the photo by a highpass filter.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my main camera the Panasonic FZ-1000 with me and the Panasonic FZ-200 as a backup. I always have an extra battery with me, as well as an extra memorycard. In my bag is also a colorchecker, a lightmeter, a speedlight and a collapsible disc reflector.
Feedback
Take your time to setup the lights and instructing the model. Also important for this image was a professional MUA; it makes the postwork less time consuming. So the credits goes also to my MUA and of course my model. Without them, this photo wouldn't have been shot.

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