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Photographer caught napping!

Photographer caught napping!
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11 Comments | Report
vsidles PRO
 
vsidles October 28, 2016
So creative and sheer genius! Congratulations!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb October 28, 2016
absolutely amazing shot
kevinkilgore
 
kevinkilgore October 28, 2016
Outstanding
Neilrsr PRO+
 
Neilrsr January 29, 2017
Great image, very creative.
rahman12_2000
 
rahman12_2000 January 31, 2017
what an observation,
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman March 16, 2017
What a capture. Nice shot. This is really different, and I like it.
SyedImran_7575
 
SyedImran_7575 April 08, 2019
Amazing imagination
arvindkumar_0813
 
arvindkumar_0813 April 21, 2019
thoughtful....
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO June 25, 2019
great shot for the behind the scene
telmosilva_0671
 
telmosilva_0671 January 28, 2020
uauu
ARUNASPINIGIS
 
ARUNASPINIGIS October 27, 2020
fabuluos

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image in my daylight studio in Worcester as a possible front cover for a Beauty Book cover I was working on for 2020.
Time
The daylight in my studio is best between 11am and 2pm in the Summertime. This is because a large percentage of the available light comes from 4 Velux lights up in the roof so the higher the sun is the more interesting the light.
Lighting
My studio is specially set up to shoot with available light, most of which comes from 4 large Velux rooflights set in the 22 ft high arched ceiling. Most of the light I use is therefore indirect light so the interior of the studio is deliberately all white - floor, walls and ceiling so my subjects are almost always lit with reflected light as opposed to direct light. This type of light is very flattering if used sensitively and is ideal for the sort of subject matter I shoot - fashion and beauty.
Equipment
I very rarely use flash (unless I'm pushed by circumstance) so available light is what I prefer. So a mirrorless camera - where I can see what I have to work with in real time in the viewfinder - is an essential part of my kit. In this instance it is 2 tried and tested Sony A77's which I have been using exclusively now for around 6 years. They are both still going strong despite the fact that they are used on a daily basis.
Inspiration
As this was to be a Cover picture for my Beauty Book 2020 the idea was to show the model supposedly looking at herself and the photographer in the camera whilst the shoot was in progress. The idea was to make the viewer stop and think about how this was done!
Editing
This image is actually 2 images in 1 with the model pictured holding the mirror and then the photographers face, which was shot separately in a full sized mirror, was placed carefully into the small mirror using Photoshop.
In my camera bag
The equipment I use is minimal in quantity and cost as I'm a great believer that the photographer's vision is much more important than the equipment that was used. Camera manufacturers would have you believe otherwise for obvious reasons - they need the sales but the fact is that the simpler your equipment is the less encumbered you are when thinking about your creative process. Many of the wold's most iconic photographs were shot using the simplest of cameras.
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