DrewHopper
DrewHopper

Sensual Lines



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16 Comments | Report
pietnel
 
pietnel May 13, 2016
Wow gorgeous excellent shot
Wildman747
 
Wildman747 May 19, 2016
Nice picture like the black and white, see the texture of the sand.
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic May 20, 2016
Great - love the way she forms a new horizon to the skyline
photoferdinandi PRO+
 
photoferdinandi May 20, 2016
Amazing!
nigelshannon
 
nigelshannon July 05, 2016
Awesome photo. Really grabs your attention.
tolgaerok
tolgaerok July 12, 2016
yeah sure does. l feel the story behind it.
sildsa
 
sildsa December 08, 2016
Very serene and infinitely lonely (if not barren) picture. Great job!
pacinodeppfan1
 
pacinodeppfan1 April 25, 2017
Absolutely stunning and beautiful!
pacinodeppfan1
 
pacinodeppfan1 April 25, 2017
This image looks similar to one of Edward Weston's photos!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone July 15, 2017
Awesome image.
ricrog
 
ricrog March 12, 2018
Beautifully done!
abitflash PRO+
 
abitflash March 28, 2018
A classic image.
Excellent framing and lovely shapes and tones.
mattxxframes
 
mattxxframes April 10, 2018
classy shot
MikeSylvester
 
MikeSylvester May 15, 2018
I awarded this as a Superb Composition but my choice was altered.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
A winning masterpiece
michaelwilliamson_3241
 
michaelwilliamson_3241 May 30, 2018
Totally awesome photography!!!
Joe_d43r
 
Joe_d43r October 12, 2018
Just a shame it looks photoshopped

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on the sand dunes in Myall Lakes National Park in New South Wales, Australia. The model is my girlfriend Jess, who regularly models for my art nude series. This image is also part of a bigger body of work that I'm currently working on releasing in early 2017.
Time
This image was shot on dusk when the light was nice and soft.
Lighting
The lighting wasn't anything special due to the overcast sky blanketed in clouds, so I converted the image in post to monochrome to give the image a more sensual atmosphere while retaining the detail and grain from the use of a higher ISO that aided in shooting this handheld without a tripod.
Equipment
I used a Canon 5D Mark II with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM ultra wide angle lens. No flash or any other accessories were used.
Inspiration
The inspiration behind this image would have to be Mother Nature. There's something very beautiful about the female anatomy and once combined with nature I feel the connection is strong. I like working with the compositional lines of people and incorporating it into nature to create images that flow with intimacy without being pornographic.
Editing
The main adjustment I made was the conversion from colour to monochrome (black and white) and boosted the contrast slightly as well as the white and black levels to give the image more depth. I left the grain/digital noise visible to give the image texture, which I feel makes it look somewhat timeless.
In my camera bag
My camera backpack usually consists of a Canon 6D with an array of lenses. My most used lens would be the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 which I use for landscape and street photography when using the DSLR. Lately I've switched from DSLR over to mirrorless with the Fuji X100S. I prefer the more compact body, lightweight and performance in a small package over the bulkier DSLR system. I also carry a tripod whenever I'm shooting landscape, as well as an array of filters (polarisers, ND's etc).
Feedback
Art nude as a photography genre can be very beautiful when done tastefully. I've seen some horrible 'art nudes' before which are more pornographic than arty. If anyone is interested in trying some nude photography for the first time I would suggest to start off semi clothed and ease your way into the shoot. Working with a model you know and are comfortable together makes your job and theirs a lot easier.

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