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Raphaella



Model: Raphaella
Location: Hallam Mill Photography Studio

Model: Raphaella
Location: Hallam Mill Photography Studio
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Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in Behind You Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Stillness Photo Contest
People's Choice in Dramatic Photo Challenge
Prize Bundle
Contest Finalist in Black is Back Photo Contest
Runner Up in Faceless Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Faceless Photo Contest
People's Choice in Dancing any form Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17
Contest Finalist in The Female Form Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Superb Composition
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Magnificent Capture
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Monochrome Tranquility Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Adrenaline Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Monochrome Visions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 rank
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Behind You Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank week 2
Women In Sports Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank
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Stillness Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 rank week 1
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dance And Ballet Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dance And Ballet Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Indoors And Natural Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Indoors And Natural Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 rank
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 rank week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 rank
Elegant Moments Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capture The Back Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capture The Back Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Elegant Moments Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 20 rank
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 rank week 3
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 rank week 2
I Love This Room Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 rank week 1
Black is Back Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Black is Back Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Perfect Casting Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank week 1
Her In The Studio Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Her In The Studio Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
People Posing Photo ContestTop 20 rank
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
People Posing Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 3
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
People Posing Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Fitness Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank
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Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank week 2
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The Human Form Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Human Form Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Spectacular Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Elegant or Casual Photo ContestTop 30 rank
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Lets Dance Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Footwear Beauty Photo ContestTop 10 rank
People In Large Areas Photo ContestTop 30 rank
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17Top 10 rank
The Female Form Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17Top 10 rank week 2
People In Large Areas Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Female Form Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17Top 10 rank week 2
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BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 08, 2017
absolutely amazing shot
scottdavidnicoll
 
scottdavidnicoll January 29, 2017
Fantastic
pietnel
 
pietnel February 02, 2017
Fantastic amazing shot
Fidster_Arfon PRO
 
Fidster_Arfon February 06, 2017
Thanks to everyone who voted for this image in the Image of the Month competition finalist, Female Form finalist and the People's Choice award for Dancing any form. Truly honoured :)
luis7783
 
luis7783 February 08, 2017
Nice photo, wellcome to viewbug!
cyndimccoun
 
cyndimccoun March 26, 2017
voted
JAASA
 
JAASA June 13, 2017
Amazing bnw shot! Congrats.
hollystasiuk
 
hollystasiuk June 19, 2017
Stunning!
KLClosely
 
KLClosely June 28, 2017
Incredible!
pascalpbz
 
pascalpbz August 16, 2017
Amazing shot, well done!!
landscapephotographyworld PRO
 
landscapephotographyworld October 02, 2017
Very good image
Timbo
 
Timbo October 06, 2017
I love this shot..... Simple yet brilliant....... Well done......
3070_3854
 
3070_3854 November 21, 2017
Really dynamic
NinjaZebracorn
 
NinjaZebracorn May 10, 2018
Great photo congrats!
martinschuler
 
martinschuler July 08, 2018
You are so awesome sweet and beautiful! Great photo shoot!
romymauersberger Platinum
 
romymauersberger October 23, 2018
Unglaublich toll
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romymauersberger October 23, 2018
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grahamcarney_6567
 
grahamcarney_6567 January 29, 2019
beautiful
Brandibaby17
 
Brandibaby17 April 21, 2019
super. my kinda shot. everything is perfect, the room, the tones, everything

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in 2014 at Hallam Mill, a studio in Stockport.
Time
If I recall, this was mid-afternoon on an overcast day.
Lighting
The beauty of working at Hallam Mill is the vast, rustic and characterful floorspace, which, although may not be the typical flooring for dance/ballet, but the ceiling to floor windows which surrounds the outward facing walls bathe the studio with so much natural light that it is perfect for such images.
Equipment
Nikon D7000 with a 50mm lens at f2 (why f2 and not f1.8 or f2.8? Honestly, I had not long purchased the lens and was still in my first full year of model photography and learning the basics about fstops, aperture, depth of field etc. At least I knew that at f2 I would have a greater amount of light hitting the sensor, which was needed on the overcast day). The camera set on a tripod and cable release, to avoid any camera movement.
Inspiration
I had only been doing model photography as a hobbyist not even for a full year when I arranged the photoshoot with Raphaella at Hallam Mill. When I joined the portfolio hosting site, in order to network and showcase the work I was doing, there were so many terrific dance images, namely at the studio and also by Raphaella the model that, it was my aim to emulate some of the great work I'd seen as inspiration, but also to test my abilities at capturing static dance poses in natural light. In some ways, I perhaps bite off more than I can chew with the challenges I set myself, particularly without tuition, but the harder we fall, the quicker we learn to dust ourselves off and try again.
Editing
Just a Grayscale conversion, as far as I can recall.
In my camera bag
I always carry more than I need and have yet to whittle down to the bare minimum as, guaranteed, the one day I will have left something behind, I will need it. Usually it is camera, a Tamron 18-270mm, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Sigma 17-50mm, Tokina 11-16mm lens, Nissin flashgun (and plenty of batteries!) and softbox, tripods and a monopod.
Feedback
Set the camera on a tripod, and if possible work with a cable release/trigger on continuous shutter as, in natural light, you want the camera as steady as possible in case the shutter speed needs to be slow (even with a higher ISO). A slower shutter speed will work with static poses, but may cause motion blur for any active poses. Give the model plenty of ideas and inspiration images beforehand to set the mood and pose ideas and always work within the model's capabilities (i.e. don't ask a model or dancer to do en pointe if she has never done ballet before). You can either count the model in, or, if she is facing away from you, she can count you in so that she is most ready for the pose. Don't be surprised to find that, with continuous burst images you will end up with lots of images to delete either side of the best pose in a group. Give the model plenty of time to warm up before and during the shoot and don't labour too much over the fine details with several retakes of the same pose as this can tire the model unnecessarily and no 2 retakes will ever be the same again.

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