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loiswaite Feb 11
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Behind The Lens

I took the photo at a lake not too far from here. It was mid of August, so it was pretty warm, even at that time of the day. We stacked two crates in the water, just a few centimeters below the surface. unfortunately they caved in a little bit, so that we not exactly had the "walking over water" effect
we got up at about 5:00 a.m in the morning, to have the lake just for us. We were hoping for some wind, as the original plan was, that the 10m of chiffon fabric are floating around her in the wind. And usually, it is always windy at this lake, that's why tons of wind and kite surfers are around there every day, but on that day, it was completely windless. Instead of that, the lake was covered all over with fog, so the plan changed
as it was cloudy and fog everywhere, we had beautifully soft natural light. But to add a bit more focus and contrast to the model, I put two Godox AD200 Pro together with a Godox AD-B2 and put them into a large 140cm Octa Softbox. So there is beautiful natural light, pretty soft surrounding the model but also some highlights from the Flash, bringing a bit more life and shadows into the scene, but without an unnatural look
A Canon EOS 90D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f4.0 L Lens, two Godox AD200 Pro, stacked with a Godox AD-B2 in a Godox 140cm Octa Softbox, triggered by the Godox xPro C
"The Lady of the Lake" from the Arthus Saga. Ancient and Medieval Literature is always a great source of inspiration, stories of wizards, fairies and so on always stimulate our imaginations, since hundreds of years and they never get old
just some color grading in Adobe Lightroom, not too much. I just gave it a more dreamy look and turned the summertime into a bit more coldness
In my camera bag
always depends on the job, but I'd never leave without my current camera, a Canon EOS R5 C, my Backup Cam Canon EOS R, the great allrounder Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8 L and the totally underestimated Canon RF 50mm f1.8. I also love the look of my Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm f1.8, that was built in the 1960's. As I never stick to natural light, I take either 2-3 Godox AD200 Pro and Softboxes (when there is enough space at a location) or the smaller Godox V1, with the Godox AK-R1 Accessory kit, that performs greatly on tight and small locations, or when you have to be flexible and agile. Always remotely triggered with a Godox xPro II C
Just be inspired. When you don't feel it, than shift your shooting to another day, when you do. Try around with different light setups, use your location and let it work for you. Re-arrange everything as often as you have to, don't let the clock decide when your shooting is over, until you look at your camera display, smile and say: "that's what I wanted".

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