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great picture
 
JT_Foulds February 23, 2018
Are you kidding me?! Well done...seriously.
 
Harilaos March 23, 2018
beautiful photo thumbs up!
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ela_v May 28, 2018
Very nice
 
Blumanchu Jul 02
An incredible photo

Kim V



Model : Kim Vleurick (Belgium)
Model : Kim Vleurick (Belgium)
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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture has been taken in my house in Bruges, Belgium. I have a large living room surrounded by big windows. A perfect place for shooting natural light. Sitting at the windowside on the couch.
Time
Looking at my data, the picture has been taken around 2PM. Somewhere in the late summer
Lighting
I remember the light was very soft at that time. It was pretty cloudy that day and that gave a very beautiful global light She was placed with the window on her left side to add a little bit contrast.
Equipment
I'm pretty basic in terms of equipment. I used a Canon 5D mk3, combined with an old Canon FD 85mm L 1.2 that was converted with an EF mount (No adapter). I can't see how much the diafragme was, but I think it was shot at 2.0 (The lens doesn't send the data)
Inspiration
It's difficult to say what inspired me to do this picture. I mainly shoot on the go, freestyling, working in a nice atmosphere. When I start shooting, I always go for neutral portraits and see how light falls, how the model is behaving and what I can bring to the table in terms of directions or ideas. I think this is important if you want to have this kind of outcome.
Editing
The only processing here is very basic. I worked on the slides in Camera Raw from Photoshop CC. I usualy take one of my personal presets and tweak the fine details. I also used a Sharpening Highpass at 20% and masked out the background. Only to sharpen the model on some areas
In my camera bag
I obviously would like to have a lot more in my bag, but my workhorse is the Canon 5D mark III, combined with my favourite portrait lens and pride. A 45+ years old Canon FD 85mm 1.2 converted to an EF mount. No need of an extra adapter and I don't lose any potential. It's manual focussing, what makes it very difficult to focus correctly with a standard Canon camera. I had to change the Focussing Screen to a Super Focussing Screen. As second lens, I have the Sigma 50mm Art as well. I used it more often in the past, as I mainly use the 85 now. A part from batteries and storagecards, that's the only thing I have in my bag.
Feedback
I'm bad in giving advice. What I do is try to do the best with what I have. Being simple, but creative. It's better to focus on your model, than on your gear. Look around at the light, the surroundings. Try to find a nice spot and go from there.

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