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pietnel August 02, 2017
Excellent stunning shot
DNproSTUDIO April 30, 2019
very nice pose
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo at a local neighborhood beach in Virginia Beach Virginia
We shot this series just before golden hour so we started shooting at about 6:30 pm and ended at 7:30
I wanted to make this image look bold and sort of like a magazine editorial so what I did was hand held my large silver reflector and bounced light back onto the model to separate her from the sand and leaves surrounding.
I know I'm behind and definitely need to upgrade to full frame but I shot this on a Nikon D7100 usining a 35mm 1.8 DX lens and a 43 inch neewer reflector with the silver side.
I wanted to shoot an image that would immediately captivate you and draw you in MRI the models eyes specifically in real life this model has these bright gorgeous blue eyes but I wanted to challenge myself and I knew I wanted this to be black and white, I thought to myself how could I turn this image black and white while still keeping the viewer captivated with her eyes not knowing how vibrantly blue they really are? I came across this photo while processing and the rest is history!
I predominantly edit my color correcting in photoshoot but I will view my images and make minor adjustments in Lightroom beforehand.
In my camera bag
I always keep a troop of prime lenses on me so the holy trinity for portraits I have the Nikkor 50, 35, and 85 mm primes and I also keep a Tamron 18-250 for range and perspective shots. I also have a prism and a plastic bag I keep in my bad for atmosphere effects!
If you can get your model into a shaded environment, but you're still able to bounce sunlight on here that is key to the lighting. You have to get them in the shade to seperate them from the surrounding. If I had shot this image in the sun and just reflected light for fill light, this image wouldn't have looked remotely similar to this dark and moody look.

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