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Karina



Check this and more photos from Karina on my Instagram: @luismcara

Check this and more photos from Karina on my Instagram: @luismcara
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Contest Finalist in Looking At Faces Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Sexy Photo Contest
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Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
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pietnel
 
pietnel October 21, 2017
Gorgeous beautiful model
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luismcara November 29, 2017
she is, thank you
mikedenis
 
mikedenis December 08, 2017
Luis, love the pose, the torn sweater, super sexy. You are very skilled in showing these women in their "best light".
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luismcara February 13, 2018
thank you so much for your feedback!!
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Jack_Key February 09, 2018
Voted Sexy Photo Contest
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luismcara February 15, 2018
thank you!
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Spinola February 24, 2018
Perfeita
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luismcara February 24, 2018
thank you
Sher_Wood
 
Sher_Wood March 01, 2018
Gorgeous shot!
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DespayreFX July 20, 2018
Lots of great work here, keep it up, this one is particularly good!
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Beardog2003 October 06, 2018
very sexy
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Tommyshot November 09, 2018
Superb shot..
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 27, 2019
beautiful portrait, like all the texture. gorgeous model
kenlens
 
kenlens July 24, 2019
beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo when I was living in Orange County, California. There are a lot of apartment complexes out there with amazing amenities like pool, spa, gym, outdoor areas and this is actually one of the walls inside the amenity center that leads to the main pool and patio.
Time
I took this around 10:00 am if I remember correctly, I usually shoot outdoors with natural light only. This time I was shooting indoors using window light so I wasn't really concerned about natural light conditions.
Lighting
This was the first time I shoot inside an amenity center. This space is open to all neighbors so I tried to choose a day and time where all my neighbors were supposed to be at work (Wednesday at 10:00 am), still for whatever reason I had neighbors coming and coming into the amenity center to "grab a coffee" and chill there in the sofa's next to us. It is a little bit uncomfortable when that happens, luckily all my neighbors behaved and Karina was such a trooper, she killed it despite the audience and their stares.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D600 using an 85mm 1.8 lens. Window light only.
Inspiration
I love to include textures and patterns in my photos, this place had amazing walls and such an amazing light from a huge sliding door that opens to the pool and patio that I knew I had to do a shoot there one day. I put together a mood board for Karina and we went for it.
Editing
I use Photoshop to process all my work. My process include Frequency Separation, Dodging and Burning (locally and globally), matching skin tones, making the eyes pop, and color grading.
In my camera bag
I like to pack light. I can't live without an 85mm, that's my go to lens like 90% of the times. Other than that I carry a 50mm 1.4 for tighter spaces, additional memory cards, additional batteries, a portable reflector, office clamps and that's about it.
Feedback
This a pretty much strait forward shot. You don't need much to capture something similar. I would recommend a few things tho: 1. Brainstorm outfits and mood. 2. Find an interesting room that would match those outfits and includes a window. 3. Make sure you have plenty of coffee for your nosey neighbors lol

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