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Desert Sapphire

While still on the outside of the industry, I have a continuously growing passion for fashion photography. Because of this, whenever I travel, I try to schedul...
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While still on the outside of the industry, I have a continuously growing passion for fashion photography. Because of this, whenever I travel, I try to schedule at least one shoot with a local model and featuring local environments. Last September, I had an opportunity to go to Las Vegas with some friends, so I started digitally scouting out the desert areas around the city for a location. When I found out that Valley of Fire State Park, near Orton, Nevada, had a small slot canyon, I knew what I wanted to shoot. I contacted Model and Dancer Anais Palacios, and started the permit process with Nevada State Parks, and the rest is history.

Mixed lighting of sunlight squeezing into the canyon, reflections from the rock, and a single Impact LiteTrek 4.0 portable strobe for fill.
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cathyeaton PRO
 
cathyeaton May 31, 2017
lovely composition; strong pose; compelling portrait; amazing background; and effective lighting.
DavidMBuckwalter PRO+
 
DavidMBuckwalter May 31, 2017
Thank you very much!