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Fashion editorial photography for Lief, a women's lifestyle magazine dedicated to the environment, inspired by minimalism and made for simple living....
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Fashion editorial photography for Lief, a women's lifestyle magazine dedicated to the environment, inspired by minimalism and made for simple living.
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2 Comments |
FredericMONIN Platinum
 
FredericMONIN March 29, 2017
Great portrait !!!
DarkWildWaters
 
DarkWildWaters November 13, 2018
Beautiful! Thank you for entering my challenge.
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photograph was taken at Crosby Beach.

Time

The whole team set off very early in the morning to get to the beach in time to give ourselves plenty of time for shooting over the course of the day.

Lighting

I was shooting with natural light and we had little to no shelter for shade... so I embraced each stage of sunlight that I was faced with. I shot with the sun behind the model to get this lighter feel and I shot some others with the light on the model and made the resulting dramatic shadows a feature within the photographs.

Equipment

Canon 5D MK II and 50mm f/1.4.

Inspiration

Our aim was to produce a fashion lookbook of clean yet earthy and ethereal photographs that could fit well into a minimalist, eco-friendly lifestyle magazine.

Editing

I retouched the models skin and clothing to a high standard using frequency separation in Photoshop. I then applied colour corrections using Lightroom.

In my camera bag

I never leave the house without my Fuji XPro-1. I feel unbalanced if I don't feel the weight of it strapped around me and knocking against my hip bones. I usually have the 18mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 on my person. It's a really lightweight and versatile kit for day to day meandering. If I am going out specifically to shoot, as well as the above I will also always pack my Fuji X-T2 and Canon 5D MK II. I love the different characters of both Fuji's and my Canon. I also pack my nifty 50mm f/1.4, vintage 58mm f/1.9 and depending on the project, I may also take along my 45mm TS-E f/2.8.

Feedback

It's more a case of trial and error. With the sun behind your subject, try positioning them in different spots until you get a good level of light behind them without completely losing detail. If possible, shoot with a wide aperture, fast shutter and low ISO.

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