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Shedding Your Light



Wanted to create the feel of leaving the past behind. So we used tule to back light and give the feel of the light being pulled from the model as she moves forw...
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Wanted to create the feel of leaving the past behind. So we used tule to back light and give the feel of the light being pulled from the model as she moves forward. The emotion of leaving the past behind is hard, just like the drama in this shot. Shot with the a7iii and the 18mm batis in a nauticam housing. ariel lighting with the roto light aeos and SRL's killer video light. YSD2 as my Key
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a clients pool.
Time
This was taken just after sundown
Lighting
This shot was competes with all constant lighting. One LED to light the face from above another to light slightly behind with a larger led source and i put a kraken 2000 lumen light behind the model and used Thule to flow behind and illuminate to make it look like a heartbeat light being pulled from the chest.
Equipment
Shot with an a7iii, in a nautical housing, a small China video light, a rotolight aeos, and a kracken 2000 lumen light
Inspiration
I’ll be honest, some shots are just to look pretty for the camera. Others i have a story I’m trying to create, or a visual representation of something I’m feeling or have felt.... hence this pic. Ever felt you were stuck in the past with your mind, your heart, your job or your energy. Ever wanted to move on from it? I wanted this shot to be a visual representation of that feeling. of wanting to leave whatever it is you’re dealing with behind, but still give you the feeling of drama and pain that’s usually associated with moving forward. I wanted this shot to feel like your heart/ your inner light is being ripped from you intentionally so you could walk away from it. The trick was creating the feel of the heartbeat. Using the color red, back lit with a kracken light, shot through tule’ then playing with the body position to give it the effect of running.
Editing
Very little posted needed. I got most of it right in camera. Lightroom edits only.
In my camera bag
This was an underwater shots so my normal equipment is different from my land bag. I usually run doing my portraits with a long lens, and 85mm on the a7riii and a wide lens (24mm or 35mm) on my a7iii. And 1-ad200 and 2-860ii’s
Feedback
I mentioned how i captured the shot above but what this shot entails is something different than land photography. This requires special training in breath hold diving. I also teach freediving so it gives me the ability to hold my breath when not moving for 2-4 min on each pool shoot. Being an instructor, i can train the models to be more efficient with their breath holding to they can be relaxed and look natural underwater. You can take a class if ya want to learn more at: freedivinginstructors.com

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