Peer Award
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at a local studio in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
The models and MUA and I all met at the studio around 7pm. We were scheduled to begin shooting around 8pm after makeup was completed. We shot several looks and ended the shoot just be for midnight.
The lighting that was used was all Alien Bee studio lighting on a rail system. There was 1 light with a large octobox in front and slightly above the model. We also used two strip boxes, one each placed behind and out to the side of the model.
The equipment that I used was a Canon 7d (I believe) with a 24-70 f2.8 lens. The setting that was used was 1/250, f7.1 and ISO of 100. All images were captured as RAW files.
I was contacted by a local MUA who needed some images for her portfolio. She was just starting out with her business and needs samples for her web site.
These images were processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. And to insure proper color I use a colorchecker card and created a x-rite profile. There really wasn't that much post done to the images as the client wanted a more natural un-touched look to show her makeup skills. There was some lite blemish removal and skin softening but that was about all that was done.
In my camera bag
When this was shot I used Canon cameras and lenses. Since that time I have gone back to Nikon. I normally carry the D810 body, and a Fuji S5 pro. The lenses that I carry with me are the 24-120mm f4, 28-105mm macro, 50mm f1.8, 70-200mm f2.8. I also keep with me ND filters that I use when doing an outdoor shoot.
If I were to give any advise to photographers especially someone just starting out, don't be afraid to try new things. Try putting the light in much closer that what you might normally do. If you don't have lighting use a large white board. Try a new angle, get on the floor or up a ladder. And listen to photographers who have been around a while and ask them questions. You might be surprised what you can learn and do.

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