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Christian-Read PRO
 
Christian-Read June 12, 2016
I love the bright but yet subtle lighting, although direct it is still softening for the models shape. I love the feel that this image portrays
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios November 25, 2016
The lighting choice and tones make this such a great capture
LosiggioImaging
 
LosiggioImaging January 01, 2017
This would have been my pick for overall winner. It's without a doubt the best swimsuit shot of the all and there were some stunnning shots. Congratulations to you and all the other photographers.
jagrajdhillon PRO
 
jagrajdhillon March 10, 2017
The light is amazing beautiful shot
timwells
 
timwells September 30, 2018
Beautiful portrait. Stunning light!
moritzleonard PRO+
 
moritzleonard Feb 11
congrats. great work with the lighting, well executed
moritzleonard PRO+
 
moritzleonard Feb 11
congrats. great work with the lighting, well executed

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my studio. The model just came by to drink some coffee with me, and then we saw this fluorescent tube in the studio which was left behind from a recent shooting. The model said, that she had a cool bathing suite with her, because she wanted to go to the beach afterwards, so we tried out the tube :-) It was fun, and it only took about 20 minutes until we got the images we wanted. A fluorescent light makes some incredible light!
Time
It was about noon. For the shoot we darkened the studio though, because we didn't want any available light, only the artificial one!
Lighting
A plain and simple fluorescent tube which you can buy in every hardware store, taped to tripod
Equipment
I used my Canone EOS 70D camera for it, no flash, only the artificial light of the tube. My lense was my 24-70 2.8 L lense at ISO 100 and 1/50
Inspiration
I love pictures with high contrast in black and white, and the fluorescent tube light is perfect for that! You have bright ligh on the one hand, and dark shadows on the other side. I wanted to try something new besides my high contrast pictures in a black water basin... I think I will start a new series with this!
Editing
I only darkened the black, because I wanted all of the surroundings to be black. And of course the beauty retouche on the model.
In my camera bag
Now I have my Canon EOS 5D mark IV, which I just got for christmas, and my prefered lenses are the 100mm 2.8 L macro, the 24-70 2.8 L and the 50mm 1.4 lense
Feedback
just buy a fluorescent tube, and try shooting with it as the only light you have. If the model is right next to it, you will have perfect results, if she is in front of it, you will have some kind of striplight effect and only will see some cool bodyparts, and if she stands behind the tube he or she will be in bright light. it's a matter of inches, and you need to try to get a good result... but it is fun, because this kind of lighting is not mundane at all!

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