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Witmar November 04, 2017
beautiful picture
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at a networking evening at a local studio. I feel these are a great place to learn and to bounce ideas around between fellow togs. It's amazing the images that can come from a few people taking an initial idea and something of their own, a different light source and different angle to shoot from ... the options are endless and even if it doesn't work something else can come from it
Time
This was an evening shoot in a small basement studio
Lighting
We tried different flash/strobe light sources before settling with the continuous ring light
Equipment
This shot was taken hand held on my Canon 6D full frame camera, using the gorgeous 85mm f1.8 lens (which I picked up for an absolute bargain!) Beautiful lens for portrait shoots. Lighting was a continuos ring light provided by a fellow tog
Inspiration
Simplicity and the want to push the shallow depth of field the 1.8 can give. The model has a gorgeous girl next door look about her and we found the white netting in a box of props that were present in the studio. Sometimes the best images come from spontaneity.
Editing
The only post processing was to black&white. The ring light lends itself well to high contrast images and B&W brings out the best in those.
In my camera bag
I have a couple of different setups depending on what I will be shooting. Studio work will tend to be the Canon 6D with Sigma 35mm F1.4, Canon 85mm F1.8 and 135mm F2 If I am out and about then it will be my trusty Olympus O-MD E-M1 with a range of f1.8 primes (17,25,45,75) or the wonderful 12-40mm f2.8 if I want to be really portable. Rarely use a tripod as I like quirky angles
Feedback
Continuous lighting is not inferior to flash/strobes if you use it well. It is far more control-able which gives you plenty of scope for shooting the same image from multiple angles to find what works best. If you don't have a steady hand then use a tripod when shooting with a shallow DOF

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