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Contest Finalist in An Unforgettable Adventure Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 29
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24 Comments | Report
Andreyourelegance January 24, 2018
Love this!!
Witmar January 25, 2018
fantastic picture
kylemagri January 26, 2018
An unbelievable shot!
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Pablo-Klik February 13, 2018
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Montethephotographer March 04, 2018
This is Freakin fantastic
kopunga March 22, 2018
amazing composition and light!!!
Artist1956 March 22, 2018
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Artist1956 March 22, 2018
an amazing shot
danielmartin March 26, 2018
Congratulations... Very well done...??
jeannemeisenzahl March 27, 2018
Congratulations and I wish you much happiness and success!
skyemckey April 04, 2018
wow. love the light in that shot.
OldFrog April 04, 2018
This has to be one of the finest figure studies I've seen on this forum. Congratulations on the idea and execution. First class work
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karencarpenter April 05, 2018
Nice work!
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karencarpenter April 05, 2018
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Teresa63 April 24, 2018
Color is balanced, great composition, lighting is perfect.
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ElizabethSPool May 01, 2018
Love the lines! So Beautiful! Congratulations!
h-photo May 19, 2018
Sali Bruno! Wiedr a supr Bild. Gratuliere Dir herzli ch und a schöns Wucheend.
monomanjina July 01, 2018
beautiful composition.... very artistic....
joshhumblemodel August 05, 2018
So intense!
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BrunoHeeb August 19, 2018
absolutely amazing shot
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Happy6572 February 19, 2019
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colinwilliams April 17, 2019
Very well composed, with the dark background and the perfect shape.

Behind The Lens

This is a formal Studio Shoot with a Striplight Setup (2 Lights from Right and Left). To achieve Images like this you need a Studio with plenty of Space. My Studio is about 120 square meters, but still I hat do add Background with Photoshop to get enough space around the Model.
it was in the evening. but since I uses 100% artificial light the time of the day does not matter.
The light Setup is pretty simple but as always in Photography you have to do it in the right way and with aim of Quality. One Striplight from the right and another Striplight from the left with equal Power is all you need. To control the light you need a separation between background and Model. This is inportant. So you need at least 2 or up to 3 Meters between Background and Model.
the Image was shot on a Nikon D850 with may favorite Lens the 85mm F/1.4
This Shoot was very well planed. The Idea of this Series was to make Pictures in a simple graphic way with no disturbing elements. Only the Box, the Model and a careful chosen light. to support the very flexible Poses of the Model it was very important to me to keep the Picture simple without any disturbing elements. If you ever have a chance to take Pictures of professional Ballerina, make sure that you put all visible attention to the Pose.
On post Process I added around 30% space on each side to make the whole Scene bigger. In this big scene the Models Pose gets even more attention
In my camera bag
In the Studio I have 4 Flaschlights but seldom use more than 2. to control the light I have Striplights and Octaboxes. Outdoor I normally work with available light or very often I use portable Flashlights.
if you have a chance to work with Ballerinas or Dancers or artistic Models you don't need a very interesting Setup. Just make sure that you choose good light and take care about the exact Position of the light to throw Shadows on the right Places.

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