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Bellezza nera



Creative portrait for portfolio.

Creative portrait for portfolio.
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31 Comments | Report
pietnel
 
pietnel May 21, 2016
Excellent
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Thank you very much pietnel.
RattleSnail PRO
 
RattleSnail May 31, 2016
Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. This is total perfection in every sense of the word.
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Thank you very much RattleSnail, I really appreciate your feedback.
dinoddilabio
 
dinoddilabio October 03, 2016
Phenomenal Work That You Did On This Photo.
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Thank you very much dinoddilabio, thats very kind.
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb October 11, 2016
got my vote,amazing shot
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Thank you very much BrunoHeeb, truly appreciated.
alexandermils
 
alexandermils December 18, 2016
Wow, just WOW. I didn't see anything like this, this is so incredible! Well done!
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Thank you very much alexandermils, truly appreciated.
octavboban
 
octavboban December 18, 2016
mystical, mythical... just wow, love it!
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HENSHAW_photography December 18, 2016
Truly appreciate your kind words octavboban.
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell December 18, 2016
Superb artistry and creativity
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HENSHAW_photography December 19, 2016
That's really kind of you to say Fred, thank you!
PhotosAC
 
PhotosAC December 20, 2016
Fantastic Picture !! Congratulation !!
I love all your work
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HENSHAW_photography December 20, 2016
Thank you very much PhotosAC, I truly appreciate your kind comment.
jadomieja
 
jadomieja December 22, 2016
This is unbelievable, great concept.
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HENSHAW_photography December 22, 2016
That's really kind of you to say jadomieja, thank you!
keithmcdonald
 
keithmcdonald December 25, 2016
Stunning image
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HENSHAW_photography December 30, 2016
Thank you very much Keith!
fredpruitt PRO
 
fredpruitt March 27, 2017
Wow ! I am very taken back with this photo. I can't quit looking at it. Im amazed that so much could come out of an almost totally black picture. Simply amazing results. Well done.

Fred
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HENSHAW_photography March 28, 2017
Hi Fred,thank you very much for your kind comments, I truly appreciate them!
gregedwards PRO
 
gregedwards March 28, 2017
Excellent
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HENSHAW_photography April 08, 2017
Thank you very much Greg.
httppluto
 
httppluto March 31, 2017
Congrats on your awards!! Incredible portrait and feed
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HENSHAW_photography April 08, 2017
Thank you very much httppluto, much appreciated!
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 April 03, 2017
WOW your work here is amazing, a real standout photo!
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HENSHAW_photography April 08, 2017
Thank you very much howie516 for your kind feedback.
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simonparry May 06, 2017
Amazing piece of work..
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you Simon.
trishdavies PRO
 
trishdavies May 06, 2017
Very impressive
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much Trish.
rochelle_hadfield
 
rochelle_hadfield May 07, 2017
WOW! just wow! This is Superb! Absolutely stunning!
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much Rochelle.
kathykerr_7951
 
kathykerr_7951 June 10, 2017
Scarry, but something draws me in! Love it!
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much.
adavies PRO
 
adavies August 28, 2017
Fantastic! This is just gorgeous! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Make a Mess portrait challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/make-a-mess-no-nudes-photo-challenge-by-adavies
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much.
stevewafula
 
stevewafula October 16, 2017
love the black
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much Steve.
michellenyss PRO
 
michellenyss November 07, 2017
WOW!! This is some AWESOME work ... fabulous shot !!
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much Michelle.
aroopghosh
 
aroopghosh November 07, 2017
nice photography
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much.
Jazzphotography
 
Jazzphotography November 09, 2017
no words
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much.
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose November 10, 2017
Wow, truly stunning! Very professional!
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HENSHAW_photography November 12, 2017
Thank you very much Alfredo.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana March 01, 2018
Great work!
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HENSHAW_photography March 03, 2018
Thank you very much!
Sk1z
 
Sk1z April 14, 2018
I wish i could give all awards... brillianttttt... no words seriously...
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
Beardog2003 PRO+
 
Beardog2003 July 31, 2018
love the imagination very cool
xoxo-photo PRO+
 
xoxo-photo November 20, 2018
Speechless
robertjordan
 
robertjordan December 26, 2018
This is beautiful
candivucelich
 
candivucelich Jan 02
Absolutely memorizing!💖

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Behind The Lens

Location
This portrait was captured at my home studio in St. Helens. It was part of a series that I was creating at the time and finding the right model and MUA was essential for this look. The title of the portrait is 'Bellezza nera' which translates to 'Black Beauty'.
Time
It was captured on the 3rd May 2016 at approx 13:00hrs, it was a bright clear day, but none of that mattered as I had plans to control the lighting.
Lighting
Because I was creating a series of portraits in this style, I wanted them all to have the same level of lighting and detail. I eventually decided on using 1 strobe light mounted onto a beauty dish and positioned it about 2ft away from the subject. I wanted to retain detail and keep the colours strong.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800 fitted with a Nikon 50mm lens, I kept it freehand to give me more positioning options and to be able to maximise the lighting.
Inspiration
I spend many hours working on various ideas and I love the use of mono and strong colours in portraiture, for the series I wanted to make it more simple, I wanted to create some wow factor and try to create something a little bit different from my usual portrait work, so I thought work black and white for a series, but in colour, this is my black representation, my white one can be found in my gallery.
Editing
The only post processing I had to do on this portrait was skin smoothing. I did like the look of the original make up and the texture it was giving, but a smoother look just seemed to have the edge for me on this occasion.
In my camera bag
Always Nikon, my D800 is my go to body, I also carry a D5200 for more basic work, a good selection of Nikon lenses that include a 50mm, 100mm and my 70-200mm amongst others. I also enjoy using my Sigma Art collection of lenses and always carry a couple of speed lights that I attach to Godox battery packs for additional speed and battery length, although I must say that natural light is my preferred method.
Feedback
I would say just have fun, don't be afraid to try something new, look around to find good models and creatives that can create your vision, good communication is essential, you have to be able to explain what you're trying to create and how you see the final result. Be open to criticism so long as it's constructive and be willing to listen to creatives, especially in make up, those guys know what works best, trust them a little, but give them clear instructions as to what you wish to achieve.

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