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Behind The Lens

I took this in Houston, Tx Herman Park in plain daylight, just saw a concrete wall with green, blue and yellow smudges.
It was at noon when we decided to do the shoot with the new model in Houston (Giuliana). We chose that time because we wanted the sunlight to be bright as possible so we would be able to save some detail on the shadows.
We used the sunlight that was coming from the right for the shadows not to be too harsh and the studio light on the left as the key light to get everything perfect.
I used the Nikon D800, 80-200 2.8 1986 lens (kind of hard to find that lens in good condition). Einstein strobe light with a octabox and a white diffuser.
Honestly I am a big fanatic for portraits and anything dealing with exotic faces and she had it. Her eyes and hair were my main key features, if done correctly she can still look good with messy hair and without makeup just focus on the eyes and hair.
Yes I simply dodged and burned the face, eyes and hair then did the color balance on the curves tool.
In my camera bag
I only have the Nikon D800 with the 80-200mm 2.8 and the 24-85mm 3.5. I just work with those.
Remember to invest on a 85mm 1.4 or 1.2, 70-200mm 2.8 lens because the will get you what you need in a portrait.

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