4 Comments | Report
kathleenkathykathkattrogers December 14, 2016
Joepiler December 16, 2016
Great work!
znikon April 30, 2017
Awesome shot fantastic composition!
Michelle911 June 21, 2017
I love this. Excellent!

Legs in black





Contest Finalist in Isolating The Subject Photo Contest
Peer Award
Outstanding Creativity
Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
Top Choice
Superior Skill
All Star
Magnificent Capture



Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Top 20 class
Top 20 class week 2
Top 20 class week 1
Top 30 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 30 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 30 class
Top 20 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 30 class
Top 30 class week 2
Top 20 class
Top 30 class week 1
Top 20 class week 1
Top 20 class
Top 10 class week 1


Behind The Lens

The photo was taken in my studio in Krakow Poland. It is one of the photos from "Girls in Black" series.
I like to work in the evenings to limit the ambient light.
For the "Black" series I use only one flash light with the strip. I use the black background far behind the model to achieve deep dark black in the background.
This was shot on a Canon 6D with an EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.
My fine art black series photographs were inspired by some great photographers like Edward Weston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Avedon and many others. I would like to show pure human body with minimum lighting and without any distracting elements.
I do not like to do to much post-processing. I always try to prepare everything in advance to have the shot ready just from the camera, but contemporary workflow usually requires a final touch in photo-editing software.
In my camera bag
It depends on the circumstances. I have always my Fujifilm X100s with me. I love this camera for everything - it is small, handy and takes great photos. When I work in my studio I use Canon 5DsR and a set of primes: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, Canon 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 85mm f/1.2L. Outside the studio I use also Canon 24-70 f/4 L and Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye. Sometimes I use also my old Nikon D300 with Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm which is very robust inexpensive all-in-one solution for very demanding task, when I can't take care of the equipment. Sometimes I use also analog cameras and I love to experiment with vintage lenses. So it is not easy to answer the question. The content of my bag changes from one shooting to another. I like to experiment with my gear. This is not something that I would recommend to someone else as a reference solution. This set has a lot of drawbacks but every piece of this equipment is best for some specific kind of photography.
When working in studio with a model first take care of the mental contact with the model. It is the most important part of the shooting. The second is lighting - prepare everything in advance. The last thing you should take care of is the camera. I took some great photos with my old Canon 5D classic and the cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 or with some old analog cameras.

See more amazing photos, Follow alchemik