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Pieces of Me



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People's Choice in Capture Red Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Capture Red Photo Contest
People's Choice in Unusual Portraits (People) Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Fantasy And Illusion Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 44
Winner in Artistic Composite Photo Challenge
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Catch The Red Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Patterns And Repetition Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Patterns And Repetition Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Red Tones Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Elegant Couture Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Capturing The Red Color Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capturing The Red Color Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Bold Colors Photo ContestTop 30 rank
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Dresses Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
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My Best New Shot Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Covers Photo Contest Volume 3Top 20 rank
My Best New Shot Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Volume 3Top 20 rank week 2
Covers Photo Contest Volume 3Top 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 44Top 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 44Top 10 rank week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 rank
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18 Comments | Report
immaginEmozioni
 
immaginEmozioni April 03, 2019
Beautiful work, congrats!
JessicaDrossin PRO+
JessicaDrossin April 08, 2019
Thanks so much!
Free-Spirit PRO+
 
Free-Spirit May 28, 2019
Absolutely georgeous!!!Congratulations!!
matthew.eden PRO
 
matthew.eden October 15, 2019
Congratulations for winning people's choice in my Unique Portraits challenge! A beautiful image :)
JessicaDrossin PRO+
JessicaDrossin October 15, 2019
Thank you Matthew!
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja October 17, 2019
Congratulation, beautiful photo...
ANGELA-BR
 
ANGELA-BR October 12, 2021
Very very good!
JRyan80 Platinum
 
JRyan80 October 16, 2021
Beautiful shot and congratulations on winning people's choice in the capture red photo contest! Great job!
sassygirl_2068 Ultimate
 
sassygirl_2068 October 17, 2021
thats absolutely stunning
annmor
 
annmor October 17, 2021
Absolutely georgeus and stunning work! Congratulation!
artzee
 
artzee October 18, 2021
Beautiful shot!
Visual_arts
 
Visual_arts October 19, 2021
This is STUNNING! 😍
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist October 24, 2021
Always in love with your photography Jessica 😍🍁😍🌼
KClark78
 
KClark78 October 29, 2021
Stunning!
Greg-CvnT
 
Greg-CvnT December 01, 2021
Incredible work, congratulations !
priscillapenadahlem
 
just 😲 I mean this is beautiful \u2764\uFE0F
Rmay1 PRO+
 
Rmay1 Sep 07
Love the essence of capturing Red as a feeling.
adrianmurgatroyd PRO+
 
Amazing!
pennylawe Platinum
 
pennylawe Sep 21
Exquisite
tysonator
 
tysonator Nov 03
Amazing
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Los Angeles, CA oin an open area along a hiking trail.
Time
I like to shoot during the golden hour, about an hour before sunset. I love how shooting during this time of day allows me to capture warm the highlights and soft shadows. You can tell the light is soft, which allows everything to feel relaxed and dreamy, including my model's expression. Shooting this time of day prevents the eyes from squinting.
Lighting
I shot this using only natural/available light. I did not use reflectors or flash of any sort. That is why shooting at this time of day, when the light is balanced and soft, is so critical. My subject is backlit.
Equipment
I used my Canon EOS 5DS R (Aperture f/2, ISO 1000, Shutter 1/160) and my Canon 85mm 1.2 lens. This was a hand held shot and no lighting equipment was used.
Inspiration
I was inspired by this dress I found. I thought it looked like a blooming rose. I wanted to explore that idea by introducing actual rose petal elements. I felt it would be interesting to have her scattering rose petals in the wind in almost an "He loves me, he loves me not" kind of passive way. I wanted a to create a dreamy effect to sort of play with the name I'd chosen in my head "Pieces of Me". I liked the idea that her dress, and maybe even she herself, was coming apart and blowing in the wind towards the viewer.
Editing
Yes, I post process. I like to reinforce and expand upon what I get in-camera by pushing the colors to create a deeper overall mood. I wanted a painterly, dreamy feel so I added more rose petals and replaced the sky. I was only able to truly realize my final vision in the editing process because I wanted to depart from reality and create my own world.
In my camera bag
My Canon 5DSR, Canon 85mm 1.2, Tamron 24-70mm 2.8, and Canon 70-200mm 2.8.
Feedback
I recommend shooting about an hour before sunset, shooting with the sun behind the subject. I would also then recommend playing in photoshop if your vision is to add more of a storytelling, surreal element. I added rose petals, clouds and played with the tones to unify them. I sell the rose petals overlays, clouds and actions if you want to check them out in my store (www.jessicadrossin.com/store)

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