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Contest Finalist in People In Black And White Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Elegant Fine Art Nudes Photo Contest
Community Choice Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
rafanamyso karthikeyankrishnamoorthy victorclark Living_all_dream Evgeniylord mazzi Proton +22
Top Choice
themysticfluffball lancepace immaginEmozioni djurkov nickgeorgevdwesthuizen Hoov dffry +20
Superb Composition
lainzart MCBecker Badgrandad PapaD Swapankumarpal JohnnyStrom Loekie +11
Outstanding Creativity
Kim7979899 photosok robertsalazar mrmacca eleazarparedes davideakins Blish +2
Magnificent Capture
richardeaton_9707 Gruphey doubleplay Free-Spirit Gilleroo1 bobbytaylor71 anthonymannion
All Star
chuckcaramella Anomaly1 jerry19672002 Boholm criscrishuman
Superior Skill
Smert RubenB jamesrushforth Njjoc3
vitor kimnikon5500 evgenyostrovskiy


_4330 gman176 GavinS Evgeniylord mikepeck_8672 thatwaseasy Ovettus +4

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People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Elegant Fine Art Nudes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Elegant Fine Art Nudes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Elegant Fine Art Nudes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
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Njjoc3 November 05, 2018
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Boud1999 November 06, 2018
terrific pose and lighting
troytrachsel November 06, 2018
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bobbytaylor71 February 27, 2019
Congrats on your awards, well done ... A skillfully well crafted image.
rmontagnini April 29, 2019
Thank you everybody

Behind The Lens

I took this photo in my modest basement converted studio. It was a challenge for me because with very low ceilings is very hard to use light. Being a self taught photographer everything I know is from experiment. My basement has no windows either so it forces me to use studio lights. I also hand painted my backdrops and counted with the help of my beautiful friend Nora that modelled for me.
This was around 4-5pm. It was just before summer and daylight was starting to get longer. Nora had her French bulldog to grace us during the photoshoot too which was nice.
This image happened by accident. I was playing with my lights and in one of the clicks one light failed and I got a gorgeous mysterious shadow that I thought is should explore and asked if Nora was up for it and if she would do it naked. She was very nice and accepted without hesitation. The series are wonderful and reminded me of some of Calvin Klein ads. After doing this image I was motivated to create more interesting portraits with my lights.
I use a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II. My lights are 2x flashpoint ad200, 2 softbox umbrellas 40in. C stand to mound the lights. Hand painted backdrops created by myself.
I wanted to create an image that would show the female body without revealing anything explicitly. Nora had a beautiful body and it was easy to pose.
Yes, I edited the image slightly with Photoshop CC.
In my camera bag
My equipment is simple, I only have two lenses, a 50mm Sigma Art 1.4 and a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II. My loved Canon 5D Mark IV, some SD and flash cards, a glass prism, external hard drive.
Experiment, experiment and experiment. See what your favorite artists are doing and try create something similar, don't be afraid to ask questions and try not to be so hard on yourself.

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