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Phoebe on the beach:
Have you ever looked through your view finder, and wham! you just knew it, or better yet, felt it. That you “got the shot” right there, no in depth post processing, no cropping, no anything? Nearly every shot I took in that brief quickly fading last 10 minutes of light, was just like that. Phoebe was absolutely nailing the looks, the poses, the expressions…and mother nature was casting THE most perfect light on her. I can honestly say that good communication, good karma, and good creative chemistry all came together for this shoot. All of those elements are absolutely essential to capture exactly what you and the model (or client) is looking for. In the case of personal and private portraiture, I have found that establishing trust, confidence, and adding a true element of fun greatly enhances every single session I have conducted.

Model: Phoebe
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, Mother Natures very own glowing late evening sunlight.

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3 responses

  1. Great shot. I have been reading and thinking a lot lately about, “Find the light first, then the background, then the subject.” It is so true.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:50 am

  2. Great advice!

    April 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    • Thanks! The truth is always the best policy, and without trust; the truth may never be brought out!

      April 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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