Melanie_85
Melanie_85

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was a home shoot at the models house. I'm self taught so learn something new every time I shoot.
Time
We arranged for a morning shoot as there was a deadline.
Lighting
The lighting was a mix of ambient and continuous florescent light from two soft boxes camera left
Equipment
This was shot with a canon 5Dmk1 and a sigma 24-70 f2.8. Lighting was the interfit f5.
Inspiration
Tabbi asked me to shoot this as a confidence boost and I wanted to show her just how beautiful she is.
Editing
For this one I started with the adjustment brush in RAW to slightly lower the clarity on her skin (by a factor of 5 approximately) then in PS I used frequency separation to smooth the shadows and smooth her skin, finally I used unsharp mask
In my camera bag
I always have my sigma 50mm 1.4 art a few older lenses and a screw thread adapter.
Feedback
The most useful advice I can give is relax and be respectful, this helps put the model at ease. Without a relaxed model boudoir isn't going to work. If the model has naturally pale skin it will often look a bit cold so be prepared to do some white ballance adjustment. Finally make 8t fun and good shots will happen

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