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davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst April 05, 2018
Very good
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KoramPhotography April 06, 2018
Thanks!
Stouty2016
 
Stouty2016 April 10, 2018
Beautiful
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KoramPhotography April 10, 2018
Yes, she is!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Loudoun County, Virginia. There has been a lot of construction throughout the area, but we were able to find a nice, remote location down a dirt road I found by accident.
Time
We started our shoot in the morning. I am an early bird and like to do my shooting as early as possible. There are fewer people around, you can get the gorgeous morning sun, and I have the rest of the day to start doing my selections. The drawback during the fall and spring is the morning temperature can be quite cool and it can be uncomfortable for the model.
Lighting
I used a single strobe off to the right, firing into a shoot-through umbrella. The light helps pop the model from the background. I use speedlights and Pocket Wizards for my off-camera lighting. They are easy and light to carry, easy to set up, and easy to control. Speedlights can't produce as much light as studio strobes, but they work fine for the majority of my work.
Equipment
I am a Nikon shooter and currently use a Nikon D810. For this shot, I mounted a Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens set at 62 mm, f2.8, and 1/125 sec. Lighting was a single Nikon SB-910 firing through a shoot-through umbrella triggered by Pocket Wizards. This was a hand-held shot.
Inspiration
This shot is part of my "rough look" series of shoots I am doing with various models. For this series, I am looking for a cross between a heavy metal rock fan and a motorcycle gang member look. I'm trying to convey an "I don't care" kind of vibe in both the clothing selection and the models' expressions. At the same time, I want them to be sexy.
Editing
I tend to be a light editor, but I edit every shot before publishing. I start with some basic exposure, first-phase sharpening, and some other light editing in Lightroom before sending the shot to Photoshop for final edits. I additionally use the Nik and On1 suites of editing tools for final editing.
In my camera bag
Nikon D810. The lens that I almost always have on my camera is the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8. Other zoom lenses in my bag are the Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 and Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8. I also carry the Nikkor 85mm f1.4 and Nikkor 50mm f1.4 primes. Flashes are SB-910, SB-900, and SB-600. My triggers are Pocket Wizard FlexTT5.
Feedback
Virginia has some lush greens that look great as defocused backdrops. Try to find a service road or jeep trail somewhere that winds through the woods. The most important aspect, though, is the model. Jamie is a fantastic model with a fierce, sexy look. For this shoot, I kept make-up to a minimum; I wanted a very natural look. Similar with the hair. I want the model to look rough, and part of that is not caring how you look.

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