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pietnel June 30, 2017
Fantastic amazing shot
 
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Great shot
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tinawiley July 06, 2017
Nice!
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angad13 July 16, 2017
Love this shot and the effort behind it. Congrats on being featured.
 
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Maravillosa !

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We went to a cool little boutique hotel here in Las Vegas, NV called The Artisan to take this shot. This ended up being my favorite of all the shots we took. I ...
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We went to a cool little boutique hotel here in Las Vegas, NV called The Artisan to take this shot. This ended up being my favorite of all the shots we took. I used two lights with gel covers.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a boutique hotel called The Artisan, which is located off of The Strip in Las Vegas, NV. I love that place.
Time
I think it was sometime in the evening. Maybe 8 or 9pm ish?
Lighting
My main goal was to experiment with multiple gels at one time. I came across some work that inspired me to give it a go so my girlfriend(pictured) and I went to this hotel and spent a few hours trying different things. It took some adjustments, but one we had the lights where we wanted them, the rest just fell into place.
Equipment
So, for this shot, I used my Canon T5i, an 18-55mm kit lens, and two Broncolor Siros L 800w wireless strobes with a red/pink gel on the rim/background light and a blue as the key light.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the work of Jake Hicks, a famous photographer known for his multiple gel use in his photos. I browsed a ton of his photos and decided I wanted to try because all of his looked so cool. His images just kept making me say "wow" haha. I wanted to see what I could do with the stuff I have.
Editing
Yes! I always post-process my photos as part of my "style." Skin retouching and color correction/enhancement were involved. Overall, the image isn't very different from the RAW file. I try to keep the retouching to a minimum so the image doesn't have that "fake" quality to it. I hope that's what others who view my work see as well. It's more about enhancing what's already done in camera for me.
In my camera bag
I always have my camera with my lenses, a lens cleaner, extra battery, extra memory cards, wireless remote, lights and stands.
Feedback
It's all about being inspired and putting your own flare on it. If you see a cool photo and go "wow, i want to try that", then go out and try it. The idea isn't to copy an image exactly, but to use a skill with the experience you already have with things you have on hand. Take some ideas from two or three places and combine them. The possibilities are endless that way.

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