Portrait in Prayer





Winner in portraits that speak Photo Challenge
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Treecy January 17, 2018
Great shot and such a gorgeous model. Keep up the great work
mariannebesselsen February 27, 2018
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KenBrakefield July 06, 2018
Is that Pippa?
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BarryMiles July 16, 2018
Love this
DNproSTUDIO December 11, 2018
waw the picture is very clear and beautiful
Austral2019 December 19, 2018
Muy bien lograda¡¡ Inunda todo
Click_Here December 19, 2018
Thank you! :)
Sensei Oct 15
congratulations on winning my challenge. "portraits that speak"
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JayneBug Oct 15
Lighting is superb. Congratulations on your award winning image.
rpdhjja Oct 16
Congratulation, very good portrait...

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Behind The Lens

This was taken on my second ever visit to a photo studio. I was just exploring and learning basic lighting set ups for portraits.
Any time of day works fine in the studio. But this was a dark evening in December and every bit of natural light had gone.
Two lights, one each side of the model. One very, very dim. The other giving a soft light with every flash.
I used my good and trusty Lumix GX8 mirrorless micro four thirds camera with a 14-150 mm lens set at around 40mm. Studio flash fired by trigger. Hand held.
After photographing things for over forty years I had a massive portfolio of landscapes, still lifes and nature photos. It was time to learn something new. And this is the result. A new interest in people, portraits and using models.
I played around with lots of edits for this series of photos. Some I made into a bolder design with a sixties feel. But this one I preferred with a bit of bleaching of the colour to give it a slightly spooky aura. Bringing the colour back into the eyes just gave it the boost I wanted.
In my camera bag
My bag.... Because my little mirrorless is so small and neat I can fit lots of things in my bag. A drink, a sandwich, a packet of mints, another zoom lens, a pair of spare batteries... Oh, and the camera of course. :)
Play. Remember, the camera always lies, giving us licence to make the images we want and not only the images we see. Don't always have a fixed, preconceived idea of your outcomes. Be prepared to experiment and explore and discover something new and unexpected!

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