• Nick, I love this bit here, with the "mist" and netting of the skirt complementing each other... and contrast between it and the sharp edged foliage behind her. I left wondering what is at the top of that ladder? I love the the lighting, seems very natural! - charlotterose83


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Lit with an Alien Bees B800 through a 60" photek softlighter from camera left. Triggered with ebay cactus triggers.

Really trying to get into using off camera light some more. I've had flashes for a long time now but I am always too lazy to get everything together and take them on shoots.

I also don't usually like things that are over lit for the sake of using lights so I (at least in the photo) am trying to find some nice balance between flash and ambient. I love the really soft light I can get but I need to practice more on how to best blend it naturally into a scene...

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  1. Starling Lee Brown 55 months ago | reply

    I know what you mean about the over-lit thing. I think you did a good job on this shoot. I am a fan of subtlety in lighting. Also, like the composition. I can see several crop options in this shot. Not saying it needs to be cropped. Just saying the options are there if required by a client. I'm on dial-up so, I'll try to watch the video when I have access to a high speed hot spot.

  2. NickChao 55 months ago | reply

    Thanks, I didn't really think about the crop options. Thats an interesting thing to see, I should keep it in mind from now on. I know that I have taken photos that looked great at full 2 x 3 ratio but fell apart when cropped. haha. The video isn't that informative in terms of light/camera/useful info but it does show what it actually looked like before light and post processing.

  3. Apri1 Elizabeth [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    the dry ice really worked out great. you are getting better and better every time you do a shoot. =o)

  4. Siuloon 55 months ago | reply

    Wow.... Fantastic shot. Have a nice day.

    This is Excellent!
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  5. Bont3n 55 months ago | reply

    this is a great shot
    I love the light very much

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  6. Gildas Paraiso 55 months ago | reply

    Superb Shot!
    Love it.
    Have a great day.
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  7. Stien Franssens 55 months ago | reply

    wow, your photos are amazing !

  8. Chad McDonald 55 months ago | reply

    Stunning Work! Congrats on Explore!

  9. haylee - 55 months ago | reply

    This is gorgeous!

  10. Marina Refur 55 months ago | reply

    amazing....such a beautiful setupt...the dust works well here!

  11. jenover2010 55 months ago | reply

    This looks like a fantasy

  12. Andreas Climent | Flickrista.com 55 months ago | reply

    Very cool styling, composition and lighting!

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