paulogandra
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The Perfect Place



This shot was taken in Coimbra. The model is a brasilian girl called Bia. A couple of months after this session, the picture was chosen to be the poster of a sh...
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This shot was taken in Coimbra. The model is a brasilian girl called Bia. A couple of months after this session, the picture was chosen to be the poster of a short film called "O Lugar Perfeito" - "The Perfect Place" where Bia is playing the main role as a ballerina.

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3 Comments | Report
Steph_Photo_Graphics
 
Steph_Photo_Graphics September 04, 2020
Brilliant!!!
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic January 30, 2021
My words are less to describ this picture.
paulogandra
paulogandra February 18, 2021
Many thanks!
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp November 23, 2021
Great image ❤️
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Behind The Lens

Location
Me and Bia take ths picture in her town, Coimbra, in a wide room of a loft used by performing artists.
Time
The picture was taken during tbe afternoon, maybe about 4 pm. There was a glass window in the roof in the place where i decided to use this foam sheet used to protect objects.
Lighting
In this shot I only used natural light coming from the window in the roof, a round led in Bia's left side and little bit of flash in the front.
Equipment
My old Sony A77 and a Minolta 35mm 2.0. ISO 100 f3. 5
Inspiration
Some portraits taken by a photographer using these kind of materials between the model and the camera. The idea to open a hole was mine. The position of the face and the fingers were all from Bia. She is a tremendous artist.
Editing
Not so much because of the foam sheet. Maybe some changes in lighting and sharpness in the eye. That's all.
In my camera bag
My Sony A77, a Sony 16-50mm f2.8, a Minolta 35mm f2. 0, a Minolta 50mm macro f2.8 and a Sony 70-200 f2. 8. Flashes and triggers also
Feedback
The light behind the foam sheet is the e most important one in my opinion. A large source of light coming from the top is the ideal condition.

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