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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a regional park in Virginia. Just outside of this frame is a small waterfall, which draws a lot of people to this park. We didn't want to offend anyone with my model's nudity so we had to find a time when there would be few, if any people around; not easy to do at this park. We got lucky, we had the place largely to ourselves. We wrapped up our shoot and the model got dressed shortly before a group of hikers arrived.
Time
To minimize the number of people we would run into, we shot during the morning of a workday. This photo was taken around mid-morning.
Lighting
I used natural light for this shot. I had a strobe and light stand that I used for other shots in this series, but the model was on a rock in the middle of the creek so I didn't have a convenient place to set it up when she was wading around. I got lucky that the sun peered out from a cloud just enough to light her face.
Equipment
I shoot with a Nikon D810. This shot was done hand held as I tried to keep my balance as I was wading in the creek.
Inspiration
The model contacted me because she wanted to do a shoot with a waterfall and she knew a location where we could shoot. We did not originally plan to shoot nude but once she got in the water and we started shooting, it just seemed natural. I wanted to do this as a classic nude look, similar to the Roman statues I saw in Italy.
Editing
I did my conversion to black and white using Silver Efex Pro, which is what I use for almost all of my B&W conversions. I did additional tweaks in Lightroom and Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I usually only carry one camera body, the Nikon D810. My go-to lens, which is almost always on my camera, is the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G. Other zooms in my bag are a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G and Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8. I also carry two prime lenses, a 50mm f1.4G and an 85mm f1.4G
Feedback
Have a general mind what you want to shoot and how it should look before you get on location but remain flexible. The location may provide inspiration, as it did with us for this shoot. Also listen to your model and allow them to provide ideas for the shoot. Make it more collaborative and you will find the shoot more fun for all.

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