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The Light of the Fae



Shot in Sherbrooke Forest, Melbourne, Australia.

Shot in Sherbrooke Forest, Melbourne, Australia.
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Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography June 02, 2018
Nicely done.
JohnVegaPhotography PRO+
 
JohnVegaPhotography June 04, 2018
Thanks for the kind words everyone :)
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Stunning
PhotographybyTessa
 
PhotographybyTessa December 15, 2019
Beautiful photo 👏🏼

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Behind The Lens

Location
It was in Sherbrooke Forest, Victoria, Australia... And we got covered in leeches!
Time
It was summer time so the sun was setting later. I believe we shot between 5pm-8pm (ish).
Lighting
If you scroll through my profile you'll see other shots from the same day. The light was amazing! As the sun moved during the shoot it was sometimes dappled, sometimes bright and sometime hidden behind think leafy trees. It was a good challenge. It means you cant just sit in one spot for 2 hours. We had to love through the forest finding the light. It's a fun thing to do. Get out in nature and enjoy :)
Equipment
I used a Canon 5D mkIII and a 50mm lens. In some situations, when we were in denser parts of the forest, I used a speedlite with an umbrella.
Inspiration
It's part of a series, or a story, that myself and Georgie (the model) wanted to tell. The story is based around a fallen angel who's soul gets torn in two. One light and one dark. Both exist in the same forest. You can see some more images on my profile or on my website: http://fabriziophotography.com.au/darkness-and-light
Editing
I actually didn't do much post on this sun flare image. Just playing with highlights to shadows to get a little more detail. I did a fair amount of post processing on some of the other images in the series though. Mostly in Lightroom dealing with contrast and colours. But then I used Photoshop to clean up the skin and some other parts of the image that were distracting. Things like stray branches or something... And then obviously I added the smoke in Photoshop also. I'd be happy to show some before and afters if people are interested?
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mkIII, 50mm lens, and 24-70mm, and the Canon 80D, 18-135mm (cropped sensor) this camera is GREAT for video. I also have 2 x sppedlites, umbrella, tripod, coloured gels for the flashes... plus some more specific things depending on the shoot.
Feedback
Creating lens flares is fun. The only way to get good at it is practice. Usually I find it's better to block the sun partially with a large object in the background. Maybe a tree or a building. I think it helps create depth. But it's not necessary... Sometimes you can get really interesting flares that look like flowers :)

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