Contest Finalist in Winter Fashion Licensing Project
Member Selection Award
People's Choice in Portraits showing the color Blue Photo Challenge
Peer Award
Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Top ClassTM

Winter Fashion Licensing ProjectTop 20 class
Winter Fashion Licensing ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 20 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 20 class week 1
Soft Photo ContestTop 30 class
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 class
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 class week 2
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
3 Comments | Report
LoriDiane October 07, 2016
Great shot, love the colors and composition!
maniablack October 07, 2016
Thank you! Very nice to read!
JesusSanz May 27, 2018
Great portrait with masterful use of light and extraordinary composition. Congrats!
maniablack May 28, 2018
Thank you!
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ronsmith February 16, 2020
Great work Katya.

Behind The Lens

I took this photo in the cold winter. The photo shows my sister. I wanted to take pictures of Christmas magic.
This series of photographs was taken at sunset. We had to shoot very quickly. Hands frozen, sister froze too. All the shooting took place less than an hour.
Before dusk remained fifteen minutes. The sun shone at an angle of classic 45/45. Winter sun through the pine branches gives a soft gray light. What allowed to convey a special moment.
This was shot on a Canon 6D, wis an 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Before Christmas was a couple of days. This is an exciting time. In those days you want to be close to family. This mood has inspired us. I wanted to show the cold Russian winter, the beautiful young girl, the anticipation of the holiday.
I used a little correction. I corrected the white balance (he was too warm by sunset) and adjust minor damage to the skin with a brush. At the final stage, I used curves to correct black and white pattern.
In my camera bag
I have always with you: - My camera canon 6d - 24-105mm f / 1.4 Lens - 50mm f / 1.4 Lens - Lightweight Tripod - Round reflector - An external flash - A small softbox
To make such a shot you need to take into account several factors. We must get along well with the model. Laughter, fun, conversation - to help make the atmosphere warmer. It should be an inspiration! Good film, festive music, cozy home - I was inspired by it. Do not be afraid of shooting conditions. Cold weather, busy road, the lack of time - may play into the hands! Do not be lazy and do not worry! We need to take the camera and shoot!!!

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