Dana_Walker PRO

How Lovely Yellow Is

Pretty girl in golden sunlight on a late fall afternoon.

Pretty girl in golden sunlight on a late fall afternoon.
Read less





Top Shot Award 21
Contest Finalist in Flash Masters Photo Contest
Peer Award
Top Choice
khanbhai CarolRYoung DavePaul44 kerrynelliott osh-deco Eddieuuu071 duncanimagery +39
Absolute Masterpiece
angelhall johnbeinecke MadMike14 JenPerPose mikeanaya veterisphotography celestereisinger +30
Superb Composition
inesbenkhaled TomCroll J.C.Celmer Jnavarro Aeri garymason-1960 Dawgbyte +20
Magnificent Capture
daveslade BenDufeck bobbycurtiss verity davewx BrilliantSun doubleplay +13
Outstanding Creativity
sierranicole_2360 vickireynoldsrhodes vladiart JJackRonalds annmor wimpiemaartens
All Star
bellartnella Boldhunter Hood
enriquekapie Confalonieri Balders
Superior Skill
beckykempf vitor


Happyasicanbe justincox Mumsley bobbytaylor71 Bedtoretto SPAM_liammason_5085 Johndavidborneman +40
chuckmyer cahit amsafi joebradley_1895 ricklecompte

Top ClassTM

Faces Of The World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Faces Of The World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Boundaries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Enchanting Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Enchanting Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Picturing The Yellow Color Photo ContestTop 30 class
Picturing The Yellow Color Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flash Masters Photo ContestTop 20 class
Flash Masters Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume5Top 20 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume5Top 20 class week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume5Top 20 class week 1


9 Comments | Report
Al_Hughes January 07, 2020
Gorgeous model, beautiful photo!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
bobbytaylor71 January 17, 2020
Outstanding ... Gorgeous girl/model, skillfully captured ... Stunningly beautiful image/scene ... Congrats on your award.
livioferrari PRO+
livioferrari February 29, 2020
Amazing capture.
CPKphoto June 16, 2020
Very nice! Simple and wonderful
harmeetsingh October 04, 2020
RickL PRO+
RickL October 11, 2020
Beautiful portrait photography
Eduardbetz Platinum
Eduardbetz November 16, 2020
Wonderful colors, great portrait !
TN-P November 23, 2020
Oh so lovely looking women
vyan Jan 30
Beautiful girl

Behind The Lens

This was taken in a local city park where the grounds are kept very natural. It provided a great setting for a senior portrait session.
I intentionally timed this session to correspond with sunset. We arrived about a good hour and a half before sunset. It allowed me to capture the soft light from the late afternoon sun and the sun rays breaking through some of the trees nearby. It was a perfect lighting for portraits and I was really pleased with the way they turned out.
This particular portrait was a combination of natural lighting and an off camera flash. I wanted to get the natural sunlight shining on the trees and surrounding landscape and just enough rim light on the western side, while illuminating her and keeping her face from having any long or harsh shadows.
I shot this handheld with an off camera flash on a stand at my right side between me and the subject.
This was a senior portrait session and I used a beautiful local outdoor setting.
All my photos are shot in RAW so everything requires some kind of processing. I utilized a painterly filter to soften the appearance and some dodge and burn to lift some highlights and add some depth.
In my camera bag
I always carry two camera bodies so I don't have to keep changing lenses. Depending on the type of shoot, I will choose the two lenses I'm most likely to need and put those on each of the camera bodies. Right now, I'm shooting mostly with the Canon EOS R and the Canon 6D, especially if I'm doing portraits. If I'm shooting landscapes, I'll use the Canon 5dsr. For the portrait session, I used the 70-200mm lens and the 24-105mm. I keep filters and cleaning supplies in my bag just in case conditions require it, and always have a tripod on hand should I need it.
Late afternoon just before sunset is the perfect time for capturing portraits. The softness of the sunlight adds a really nice glow and you can get some beautiful light hitting the surroundings that really add to the impact and feel of the portrait. The only caution is to always be aware of shadows, especially those that fall across the face. Use any natural light to your advantage and keep a flash on hand for off camera use if you need to fill in any shadows or add a pop to the subject.

See more amazing photos, follow Dana_Walker

Join to share your photos
Already have a ViewBug account? Log In

*By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and to receive ViewBug emails & updates and acknowledge that read our Privacy Policy.