Someday you'll miss today

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model: the super adorable Stefanie Zanon ;-)

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I like this photo SO much! :D The light, the colors, her pose... it's like a bucolic dream where I'd like to live in.

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A lot of people have been asking me lately and I've mentioned it before already, but I use mostly natural/available light only.
I have a four color reflector (black, white, silver, golden) and I like to use the silver the most. I also have a flash unit that I avoid using at all costs, I only use it at night or really dim lit rooms. I feel the flash makes a photo look more like a... well, like a photo! ^.^ But what I seek in my photos is a more painterly feel to them ;-)

For this photo for exemple, I didn't use the reflector nor the flash, it was natural light only. To get this effect I just had to overexpose the photo (accordingly to what the camera's photometer was telling me) and having the setting sun right behind (and a little to the right) the model. For the previous photo (the country singer) the light conditions (and exposure) were the very same, but I used a silver reflector because I wanted the photo to look a bit sharper. And that's it, no big secret, but actually the big secret for a photographer is to learn how light behaves :P anywhere, in any conditions. And it's a life time learning proccess, it's commitment to becoming good at what you love.
I hope I have helped those who had questions about how I did it :)

DeSouzaLima, Agus-fotos.-, and 389 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. larsvandegoor.com 33 months ago | reply

    Perfect


    I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

  2. Huang, Andrew 33 months ago | reply

    Love the sunlight in this!

  3. Ricc@rdo.B 33 months ago | reply

    fantastic shot!!!!

  4. ifeatme 33 months ago | reply

    woooahh.. i love the tones! thats summerfeeling! and she is very pretty!

  5. Ilko Allexandroff (a.k.a. sir_sky) 32 months ago | reply

    This is so beautiful! Amazing light!

  6. halina.reshetova 32 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot! This is a girl - a mirage, as if she is hanging in the air! Light, airy, all permeated with sunlight! She is beautiful, this girl- dream!

  7. QL-ART 32 months ago | reply

    You are invited to post your great photo to Just Fav !


    Just Fav (p1/fave+com5)

  8. Matt Hemple Photography 31 months ago | reply

    I wish I had time to comment every photo I like that was taken by you! Extra-ordinary photography! Inspiration to all

  9. Orion1611 31 months ago | reply

    Lovely pose and light! Amazing!

  10. SteliosCharalambous {} 31 months ago | reply

    That is great!! Beautiful picture

  11. Vincent.B Photography 30 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot ! Love it <3

  12. artland 25 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

  13. Stexi 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! :)

  14. TarunJha2012 24 months ago | reply

    Love the tone and composition ..I have become a
    Big fan of ur unique style..

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