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tpremo March 21, 2016
Love your work! It's magical. I have a challenge going right now "Emerald ", please consider entering some photos. You can find the challenge on my profile page under challenges "created".
 
ArturRydzewski March 23, 2016
Beautiful!
 
hobbielancie May 08, 2016
Breathtaking in its beauty. The composition really makes this, and the hair is stunning.
 
GafaGabriel May 08, 2016
Wow!!! amazing photo!! Congratullations!!!
 
jasbrat1 May 09, 2016
beautiful !
 
ashleysowter May 09, 2016
Superb creation Abby. Wonderful vibrant rich greens that compliment the models hair perfectly. Superb lighting too. Outstanding work
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adavies June 02, 2016
Lovely image! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Illusions challenge:)
viewbug.com/challenge/illusions-photo-challenge-by-adavies
 
Holly_asa100 June 07, 2016
absolutely magical
 
TomCornish June 14, 2016
Stunning!
 
TomCornish June 14, 2016
I love the colour and lighting!
 
john_arsenault June 20, 2016
I love the image, but my eyes are not good enough; what book is in this photo?
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anetacoufalova September 03, 2016
amazing!
 
pietnel January 16, 2017
Brilliant well captured fantastic shot
 
jamiesarkett January 29, 2017
awesome
 
thierryvouillamoz February 20, 2018
Hello.
A challenge for you :
viewbug.com/challenge/a-personne-a-book-photo-by-thierryvouillamoz
 
alexis_1324 July 13, 2018
Unusual and gorgeous

The Bookworm



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Contest Finalist in The Fluid Self Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating The Green Color Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Long Hair Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Battle Of Professionals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Creative Portraits Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 21 Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is a composite. The image of the lady was taken outside, around sunset in a grassy lot. The book and the flowers were shot later the next day in my front yard! The I composited them all together in Photoshop.
Time
The image of the lady was taken around sunset. The sun was pretty close to the horizon and light was very golden colored. The images of the flowers and the book were shot in early the morning close to sunrise.
Lighting
Since this is a composited image shot in natural light I tired to keep the direction and color of the light as much the same as I could when shooting each separate image. By doing so all the different pieces of the image could be composited together seamlessly.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5d Mark iii camera with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens.
Inspiration
My model has the most gorgeous red hair! I thought it would look lovely all fanned out behind her in the grass. After I shot the image of her I thought she looked like she was daydreaming after reading a good book and the idea for the piece took off from there!
Editing
Oh yes! This image is composited together from about 6 different images. After I got the pieces of the composite in place I went about blending them and create a mood in photoshop.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 5d Mark iii camera body, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II lens, Canon 50mm f/1.4, 430ex ii flash, Canon 580ex ii flash and Gary Fong Half cloud flash diffuser. I find that pretty much prepares me for most images I'd like to take when out and about. I have a few other lenses and equipment that usually stay at home but those are the basics that stay in my bag.
Feedback
When shooting a person laying down from above try to stay up around their head. This way you won't be shooting up their nose! That's not flattering for anyone! When shooting different parts for a composite try and keep your lighting as consistent as possible over all of your shots. This will help tremendously when you go to piece it all together in Photoshop.

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