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Natural light studio portrait of new face Christie. Image captured during a portfolio building exercise in Jan 2016, this being her first ever solo portrait....
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Natural light studio portrait of new face Christie. Image captured during a portfolio building exercise in Jan 2016, this being her first ever solo portrait.
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Contest Finalist in Teenage Portraiture Photo Contest
Peer Award
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Superb Composition
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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Outstanding Creativity
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Behind The Lens

Location
This portrait of Christie was captured in my home studio in St. Helens, Merseyside.
Time
It was around midday on a cold winters morning when I captured it, the sun was low and the light was incredible.
Lighting
It was all natural light, as I mentioned it was a cold winters day, but very bright. The light was coming in from a window directly behind me. No other form of lighting was used at all.
Equipment
For this image I used my Nikon D800 with a 1:8 50mm Nikon lens.
Inspiration
This was the very first portrait I'd ever captured of Christie and it was her very first time in front of the camera. She was really shy as you'd expect and was unsure how the final images would turn out. For her first portrait ever, I wanted a classic beauty style portrait, keeping it very clean and well lit was important, I also wanted to capture her mysterious expression caused by not quite knowing what the final outcome would be. The camera doesn't lie.
Editing
I shot in Photo Raw and post processed into black and white in Adobe Photoshop.
In my camera bag
A selection of Nikon and Sigma lenses, my D800, a couple of speed lights with triggers, camera/lens cleaning accessories, memory cards and of course, spare batteries!
Feedback
I would say don't try to hard, let your camera capture the emotion, look at the lighting, if it's not right then move your subject into position, especially when using natural light. Give plenty of direction and establish a good connection with any model you work with, don't leave them guessing and explain what you're hoping to achieve at every opportunity, you never know, they may have ideas worth looking at too! I also used a professional media make up artist on this photograph, just to boost Christie's confidence in front of the camera for the first time.

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