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From the Fire series with Jenny O'Sullivan at Zan Studio

From the Fire series with Jenny O'Sullivan at Zan Studio
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11 Comments | Report
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet February 21, 2016
WOW, nice shot. She is GORGEOUS. like the red hair and the light
pietnel
 
pietnel February 22, 2016
Wow what a gorgeous lady love the red hair and eyes perfect shot
mscott207 PRO+
 
mscott207 February 23, 2016
Sensational work and a gorgeous redhead!
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik February 29, 2016
MAGNIFICA COLLEZIONE DI FOTO..BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ambient360
 
Ambient360 March 06, 2016
Great work with the back lighting. Well prepared shot. Gorgeous model.
stephenapplegate
 
stephenapplegate July 08, 2016
Stunning photo!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
 
David_Blakley_Photography August 05, 2016
Sensually beautiful lady, especially how she has her lips slightly puckered. The lighting is perfect also.
Dave_Bomb
 
Dave_Bomb August 05, 2016
Great work!
liammaltby PRO
 
liammaltby September 04, 2016
Stunning...
Witold Premium
 
Witold January 06, 2017
A picture to remember. Beautiful, strong, decisive, complete.
mohikan22
 
mohikan22 April 30, 2017
Fantastic lighting on this.the backlight really does get fiery hair.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in my studio in Wigan at the end of January this year - from the Firebird series. This series is destined to become a book featuring the Model, Jenny O'Sullivan later in the year. Jenny is the perfect muse for this project beautiful natural flowing red locks and Jenny knows how to work to camera and understands the light or fire element I am seeking. Really pleased to have made it as a finalist - good luck to all and fingers crossed
Time
Shot in the middle of the day lit with two soft boxes from the from and a beauty dish from behind light in the fire in Jenny's hair. Jenny's hair is 100% natural which means we can build a series over a perioid
Lighting
Most was already mentioned above but worth adding I do have to bounce frames in black keeping the light contained
Equipment
Olympus EM5 mk 2 camera with a 70 MM. lens beauty dish on a flash to the rear two square soft boxes at the front left and right and the camera hand held
Inspiration
Jenny O'Sullivan inspired this entire series as is the inspiration for the book which will follow .This is a series of 4 shoots across the year the first in January, just done the second a third is taking place in location in the Lakes and a fourth in the autumn. This lady is a awesome muse and I inspiration to much of my work this year - Jenny just oozes sensuality and is so professional to work with. Footnote Jenny is a really accomplished musician too - look out for a real rising talent
Editing
Very little photoshop under 5 minutes - framing and titling took up most of that
In my camera bag
2 Olympus MK 5 cameras and a selection of 10 pro lenses across the range from pancake to Zoom acquired over the last 20 years. Although I have been shooting with Olympus the last 35 years.
Feedback
Be prepared to go outside the box in your thoughts, storyboard your shoot and discuss with your model involve them so they understand your mindset and thoughts. Be prepared to pay your model especially if it how they earn their living - then like Jenny they go the extra mile. Be prepared to delete a shoot and go again - keep true to your vision but listen to any input and show the shots in the breaks another source of great input. Final thought no I in team - this was a team image

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