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Miss Hadley

Miss Hadley in her Air Force Ones

Miss Hadley in her Air Force Ones
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Runner Up in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume37
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Superior Skill
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Magnificent Capture
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Top Ranks

Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume37Top 20 rank
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume37Top 20 rank week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume37Top 20 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 83Top 20 rank week 1


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Fame_Bright_Photography Platinum
Cnogratulations on your runner up!
deekaycee Platinum
deekaycee Sep 12
Cool perspective! Way to go on being named a photo contest runner up!

Behind The Lens

I took this photo in my studio here in Lubbock, Texas. I used a gray Savage Paper focus gray seamless paper background.
This was actually shot in the evening of a very warm day here in Lubbock. Luckily, we were indoors and able to stay very cool. I also was able to grab some natural light images because of the brightness coming through our studio windows.
Personally, I like to keep my lighting fairly simple, but on this particular image, I did want to create some shaping on her face. I used a 36" gridded octabox on a boom from camera left pointed down at her. Then I used a gridded strip box from behind and camera right to create a little bit of rim light on her face and body. I also used a white reflector from camera right to help fill in the shadows just a bit.
For this particular image style, I used my Sony A7IV and the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 lens. My lights were all Paul C Buff products so either Alien Bees or Einsteins.
I love the wide angle look for my portraits especially when the outfit calls for it. If the model has a cool pair of shoes or some type of urban/street look, this angle can really help achieve a cool vibe. Also, I am not a big fan of squatting poses, but I do love this pose for the attitude it can give the model. I usually will get fairly low with my camera and have the model move their shoe/foot closer to the camera to give it a pretty good distortion.
Yes, I do a little bit of skin smoothing (although she didn't need much), some dodge and burning and finally a little bit of sharpening. I like to smooth out the background and most times will extend the background in order to fit the square crop which is my favorite crop for Instagram. Finally, I will do a bit of color grading as well.
In my camera bag
I usually have my Sony A7IV, the trinity of Tamron zoom lenses; 17-28 f/2.8, 28-75 f/2.8 and 70-180 f/2.8 and my primes; Sony 50mm f/1.2, Samyang 85 f/1.4 and Sigma 105 f/1.4.
This image is all about a vibe; it shows a lot of attitude depending on hand position and head position. But, it really depends on the outfit. For example, I do not think this would work very well with a dress. If the model has a great pair of high tops or cool shoes, this is the pose for you. I always tell the model that this is their shoe commercial shot or cover image for their upcoming rap album! It gives them a laugh and then they are able to understand the vibe that we are going for! Hope that helps!

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