ucarr64 February 07, 2018
"Don't climb up there. It's too easy for them."
davidparkhurst February 20, 2018
Very good
Johnny7 June 05, 2018
Great shot. Certainly depicts old Hollywood and Film Noir. Well posed and a great result.
speterson6 August 05, 2018
Beautiful vintage portrait. Perfect in B&W. Great work Linda.
Neckbone Jan 18
Nice light and composition, well done!

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Behind The Lens

I took this photo in my dining room that I converted into my studio space for my indoor photo shoots.
The photo was taken in the morning between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
I used simple one light set up - an off camera flash with a grid attached positioned camera left to create a spotlight and give a contrasty look.
Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens, YONGNUO YN560 IV flash with honeycomb grid, Denny Manufacturing backdrop
I've always loved the style and look of Old Hollywood so I thought it would be really fun to do a photo shoot and recreate a look that would pay homage to that era.
I didn't do much to this image because I shot this in Monochrome in my camera so I got most of what I wanted in camera. I did my post processing in Lightroom and made some adjustments to contrast, shadows, blacks and whites. I also did a little bit of sharpening.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 24-105mm f/4, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 Macro
It's a very simple light set up. Pay attention to where the light is hitting your subject. Hair, makeup, and wardrobe make a world of a difference. Shoot in Monochrome in camera so you can get an idea of what the image will look like and it will also help you better see where the light is hitting your subject. Be prepared to move the light around, depending on the model's pose. Above all, have fun!!

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