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Thinking, Couple week #1, Lauren and Alex. #265 of 365



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Winner in THE EXPRESSIVE FACE Photo Challenge
People's Choice in B/W Portrait & Depth Photo Challenge
Winner in Couples (no nudes) Photo Challenge
Winner in LOVING COUPLES Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Love Photo Contest 2019
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Games of Flash Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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9 Comments | Report
vitor Platinum
 
vitor June 06, 2019
Remarkable work !
auxgen4 Platinum
 
auxgen4 July 12, 2019
Great Story!!
rogerbradshaw
 
rogerbradshaw August 20, 2019
Well Done for being my winners choice. It was a very strong entry and I was torn between several excellent images.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 20, 2019
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug August 20, 2019
Outstanding image. So much emotion displayed and captured in this exceptional photograph.
mhaeri Platinum
 
mhaeri August 28, 2019
Congratulation, you are people's choice winner of my challenge. Nice shot.
vitor Platinum
 
vitor July 07, 2020
Remenber me of the movies by Ingmar bergman, a genius of European film.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 07, 2020
Again my congrats on another win for this great image!
vitor Platinum
 
vitor Jun 10
a masterpiece

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a photo studio in San Leandro Ca.
Time
This picture was taken near noon.
Lighting
Lighting was one strobe light behind and above the guy. A gridded strip soft box was used. The light on his face and eyes were reflections off the far side of her face and the camera lens.
Equipment
Sony A7Rii, 24-70mm Sony lens, studio mono block flash with a gridded strip soft box. No tripod. I had them lie on a couple of tables with black cloth on top.
Inspiration
I wanted to show the love between a couple. When the opportunity came up to photograph Lauren (a model), I asked her if I could also photograph her husband, Alex (a bodybuilder) with her. I wanted to try to show the love between a couple. I liked the results. If you look at the photos around https://www.viewbug.com/photo/75253018 you will see the others in the series.
Editing
Post-processing was simple. Conversion to monochrome and slight cropping.
In my camera bag
I currently have a camera bag that can roll but I normally carry it. A Sony full frame camera, a few lenses suitable for the days project, Pocket Wizard, model releases, some optical cleaning gear, spare batteries, pen, etc. I'll use a tripod if I'm not using strobe lights.
Feedback
Getting someone to relax in front of a camera can be a bit hard. Using an experienced model can help. Getting two people to relax is harder. I try to talk to them, show results from the back of the camera so they can see what is being recorded, and take time to not only get to know them but also give them time to relax. i have photographed a number of couples and it is harder than photographing a single person. But rewarding. Go slow. Build trust. Let them understand what you are trying to accomplish (show love in this case), Get their creative inputs into the picture. I also submitted this picture to the Yerba Buena chapter (all of Northern California except the Gold Country) of the Photographic Society of America and it won the Best Picture of the Year award,

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